Hibs defender Paul Hanlon reckons former teammate John McGinn would take a £50 million move to Liverpool in his stride.

The Scotland international moved to England in 2018 from Hibs and has shone over three seasons for Aston Villa. Now Liverpool are said to be looking at a transfer for the midfielder Villa rate at around £50 million, Hibs holding a sell-on clause of up to 15%.

Paul Hanlon has his former teammate wanted by Liverpool.

Paul Hanlon has his former teammate wanted by Liverpool. (Photo by Paul Devlin – SNS Group\SNS Group via Getty Images)

Hanlon believes McGinn deserves a move to a club like Liverpool (Sun): “Fifty million — that’s a bargain, eh? Nobody who has worked with John, is surprised how he constantly steps up. It’s his character, he is humble and down to earth but he has that determination to succeed and confidence in his own ability at the same time.

“You see that when he plays. He’s a dream for football fans really, he is the one that gets you off your seat and excited and I’m sure if he did get another move he would be exactly the same player as he is at Aston Villa. I think there is a clause in terms of sell-ons. Listen, he’s a great guy and he has been brilliant for Scotland as well.

 

“If he managed to earn himself a move like that, in my eyes it would be fully deserved for what he’s done for Aston Villa and Scotland.”

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