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Sport Neil Lennon says McGinn transfer talk is difficult for the player

20:26  11 july  2018
20:26  11 july  2018 Source:   readsport.co

Neil Lennon criticises Scott Brown's comments regarding John McGinn

  Neil Lennon criticises Scott Brown's comments regarding John McGinn As the transfer saga regarding John McGinn’s possible move to Celtic from Hibernian continues to play out, Neil Lennon has told Celtic skipper Scott Brown that he was wrong to discuss McGinn’s potential move to Parkhead as he is still a Hibs player. As reported by The Daily Record, Brown had answered questions about a possible deal and he spoke about wanting his former international teammate to join him at Celtic Park, but Lennon described Brown’s comments as “premature and unwelcome”. McGinn is reportedly valued at £4 million by his club and Celtic have already had two offers rejected this week, both were said to be under £2 million. Hibs have a game tonight, one which McGinn will likely feature in and Lennon was not happy that the captain of his former side spoke in public about his mideiedler as it causes more distractions for each party invovled.

Hibs boss Neil Lennon admits the transfer speculation surrounding John McGinn is difficult for the player after Celtic failed with an improved offer for the midfielder.

Neil Francis Lennon (born 25 June 1971) is a Northern Irish football coach and former player , who is the head coach of Scottish Premiership club Hibernian.

Neil Lennon has admitted that the transfer talk surrounding John McGinn is making life difficult for the Hibs player, the Daily Record reports.

Despite Lennon saying that the speculation surrounding the Scotland international is difficult, the former Celtic boss insisted that McGinn will be in the right frame of mind for the team’s Europa League qualifier against NSI Runavik tomorrow night.

Brendan Rodgers has marked the 23-year-old as one of his top targets for Celtic this summer after Stuart Armstrong left to join Southampton.

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Lennon has confirmed that Hibs today rejected a second bid of £2m for the midfielder, who is entering the final 12 months of his contract.

Lennon tells McGinn Celtic deal may not happen

  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.

Neil Lennon sidestepped questions on John McGinn on Wednesday as Hibs braced themselves for a second bid from Celtic for their gifted midfielder. Instead, he left the talking to Parker, who said of McGinn : 'We just need to get on with things. 'We were supposed to have all the players available'

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“We have rejected two bids from Celtic. Our club has a valuation of the player. I don’t know what that is, but obviously Celtic have not met the valuation that Hibs want.”

“Obviously it is difficult. Listen, I have been a player myself, so it’s difficult dealing with speculation.”

“Obviously when a club as big as Celtic come in for you there is always that anticipation, from his point of view, of maybe making that step forward, if you want to call it that.”

“However, he has to be professional. We have had a couple of charts over the piece about it. He will just have to wait and see how it develops because he is our player, and he’s a very important player for us.”

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Former Celtic defender backs John McGinn to impress at Celtic .
John McGinn has the qualities to succeed at Celtic, should he make the move this summer, according to former Hoops defender Efe Ambrose. As reported by the Evening Times, Ambrose backed the promising young midfielder to shine. “I think John can make the step up. He has the quality and the ability to succeed at Celtic. If he does get there then he will need to battle for his place because it’s not easy at a club like Celtic.” “There are quality players all around you and they will all want to play. So he will have to fight. Celtic is a place that comes with huge responsibility and the fans are special. If he does join them, then that is just football and we would wish him well – but he can succeed there.” McGinn has been heavily linked with a £3 million move to Celtic, but the Hoops are facing competition from England too. The likes of Derby County and Leeds United have both been linked with the player who is set to leave Hibernian this summer. Celtic were reportedly leading the race and have been keen to sign him for some time. McGinn impressed against the Hoops last season and Brendan Rodgers is believed to be a huge admirer of the player. Ambrose himself spent five years at Celtic, making well over 100 appearances for the club, so he is very familiar with the pressure that comes with representing the Hoops.

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