‘Exclusive’ claims NUFC are set to make big money bid for star player Steve Bruce signed in 2018

Newcastle will make a £30m bid for John McGinn if Aston Villa are relegated this year, according to an ‘exclusive’ from the Daily Star.

Steve Bruce was actually the man who brought him to Villa Park back in 2018, with him paying £2.5m to sign the 25-year-old from Hibernian.

With Aston Villa making a £68.9m loss in the previous financial year and spending £120m on players after winning promotion, Dave Amritages piece for the Daily Star claims we’re poised to make a bid money bid should Dean Smith’s side get relegated.

It may seem like a strange time to talk about transfers, but it has been stressed in several reports since we put our recruitment staff on furlough leave that we have already identified several summer transfer targets.

McGinn has been one of Villa’s key men in recent times, with his intensity coupled with 13 goals and 14 assists playing a big part in their promotion and steady start to the season before breaking his ankle in December.

He’s almost ready to return, however, yet could be on his way out in a few months time should Aston Villa fail to get themselves out of the relegation zone if and when football finally resumes.

Personally, I think his energy, eye for goal, technical ability and intensity could be exactly what we’re lacking – although it’s difficult to think too far ahead with so much up in the air right now!

Would you like to see us make a move?

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About Olly Hawkins

Olly has been a Junior Magpie from birth. As a season ticket holder and avid Newcastle United fan - he eats, sleeps and breathes all things NUFC.

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