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Sport Hibs reject Celtic's £2m offer for John McGinn

15:56  11 july  2018
15:56  11 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Celtic have bid rejected for Hibs' John McGinn

  Celtic have bid rejected for Hibs' John McGinn Celtic have had a bid rejected by Hibernian for midfielder John McGinn. As revealed by Sky Sports, Celtic’s rumoured interest in McGinn now seems to be true as they aim to bring the Scot to Parkhead with just one year left on his current deal at Hibs. The 23-year-old showed the Celtic support his clear talent when he rattled in a brace at Celtic Park in a 2-2 draw last season. Hibs’ Chief Executive Leeanne Dempster previously admitted that it would be hard for the Edinburgh side to turn down a big money offer for McGinn who has made a total of 100 appearances since joining from St. Mirren in 2015. Despite their first approach being knocked back, it seems Celtic and Brendan Rodgers will be keen to add the aggressive and energetic McGinn to their ranks as a possible replacement for Stuart Armstrong who departed for Southampton last week.

Hibs rejected three offers from EFL Championship club Nottingham Forest for McGinn during August 2017.[10][13] McGinn scored both of the Hibs goals in a 2–2 draw at Celtic on 30 September,[14] and the first goal ^ "Kris Boyd, John McGinn & Celtic ' s Scott Brown & James Forrest up for PFA award".

Celtic are looking to land Hibs star John McGinn as a replacement for Stuart Armstrong who joined Premier League side Southampton. McGinn , 23, fits the bill and Celtic now need to decide if they will return with a higher offer . Kenny Ramsay - The Sun Glasgow.

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Hibernian have rejected a second bid from Celtic for midfielder John McGinn, according to Sky Sports.

Celtic had an initial offer of around £1.5m for the 23-year-old rejected by Hibs a last week and now they’ve seen a second bid worth £2m knocked back too.

Hibs are keen to keep hold of McGinn and will only sell him if the price is right and it looks like they want more than the £2m on offer from the Scottish champions.

Despite Celtic’s interest in him, the Edinburgh-based club expect McGinn to play in their Europa League qualifier against Faroese side NSI Runavik on Thursday evening and as it stands, they have no intention of letting him leave.

However, the midfielder is about to enter the final year of his contract at Easter Road and with no sign of him putting pen to paper on an extension, Hibs might be forced to let McGinn move this summer so they can get a reasonable fee for him.

Lennon tells McGinn Celtic deal may not happen .
Neil Lennon has told John McGinn that a move to Celtic could potentially be off the cards, with the former Hoops boss backing his club’s hardline stance on selling the midfielder. The Northern Irishman has told the midfielder to “get his head around” the fact his move to Celtic may not happen, according to the Scotsman. Lennon, speaking about the future of the Celtic target, said that: “It’s a really difficult situation for him, I’ve been in it myself. At the end of the day John is a human being, he has feelings and emotions and it almost feels as if he is a bit exposed so we are trying to manage him the best we can.” McGinn has been subject to numerous bids from Celtic, with Brendan Rodgers taking a keen interest in signing the Hibs midfielder. “The club have been really strong and I totally back that. We have our valuation, he is our top player and no club yet has met the valuation that satisfies the club. John is quite satisfied with that at the minute. I’ve had chats with him to see how he is because there will be lots of people talking to him, the agent, family, all giving him titbits of advice.

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