Hibs are set to land a “sizeable sum” if former star John McGinn can help Aston Villa secure a return to the Premier League in Monday’s playoff final.
According to the Edinburgh Evening News, the Hibees inserted a clause entitling them a hefty fee if the Villains regained their place in England’s top tier – and they now sit just 90 minutes away from doing that.
Hibs have already pocketed £3million from selling the midfielder to Villa and the funds would come at a nice time to help Paul Heckingbottom improve his squad.
Villa face Derby County at Wembley on Monday after finishing fifth in the Championship this season and beating West Brom in the playoff semi-finals.
McGinn has been a standout at Villa this season as Dean Smith’s side look to end their stint in the Championship.
The Scotland international has made 43 appearances, scoring six times and contributing ten assists in his debut season south of the border.
McGinn’s performances for Villa saw him named both fans’ and players’ Player of the Year and he’ll be hoping for one final performance to get them over the line and see off Frank Lampard’s Derby County.
He was also nominated for Goal of the Season but his phenomenal strike against Sheffield Wednesday was beaten by Jack Grealish’s wonder goal against Rotherham.