Former Hibs star John McGinn has penned a new deal with Aston Villa, the club have confirmed.

The Scotland international has put pen to paper on a new five-year deal that will run until 2024.

Former Hibs battler McGinn has penned a new Aston Villa deal. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

He signs the contract a year to the date he moved from Easter Road to Villa Park. Not even the man himself could have predicted the success he has gone on to have.

McGinn is more than deserving of his new deal.

 

Aston Villa man McGinn has come on leaps and bounds since leaving Leith

The Scotsman was a key figure for Dean Smith last year. He helped them secure Premier League promotion via the play-offs last season, contributing seven goals and nine assists to the cause.

An influential star last term. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)

For a debut season in a new league, it wasn’t half bad. He has developed rapidly since leaving Leith.

It was clear when McGinn was at Easter Road that he was destined for big things. His energetic style of play drove the team on, whilst he also contributed effectively to attack and defence.

Those attributes have improved tenfold at Villa. Perhaps the biggest compliment he has received is a report from earlier this summer. The Sun linked him with a staggering £50 million move to Manchester United.

McGinn’s come on leaps and bounds. (Photo by Neville Williams/Aston Villa FC via Getty Images)

Whilst this hasn’t happened, it just shows how highly McGinn is rated. He has earned his new deal and will no doubt thrive in the Premier League, much to the delight of the Hibs support.

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