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Nottingham Forest hit with blow in pursuit of 22-year-old transfer target

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Nottingham Forest’s chances of revisiting a deal for a summer transfer target have been dashed, according to The Nottingham Post.

Nottingham Forest tried to sign John McGinn from Scottish Premiership newcomers Hibernian this summer but Hibs’ manager Neil Lennon believes that he is worth much more than the £5m that Forest were quoted.

McGinn’s stock continues to rise and he has impressed in the top flight of Scottish football so far this term.

The 22-year-old midfielder has earned himself a call-up to the Scotland national team and Gordon Strachan could pick him for his fifth international game in the vital upcoming qualifiers.

McGinn started his career at St Mirren and moved to Hibernian in 2015, where his reputation has continued to grow.

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon has now made it clear that his value has gone up amid concerns that Nottingham Forest would be revisiting a possible deal in the upcoming January transfer window.

Neil Lennon is quoted as saying:

“Everything about his game was what you want from a modern midfield player.

“I said he was worth £5million a couple of weeks ago – I think he’s worth a lot more than that now,”

The Verdict

John McGinn is a complete midfielder who is young but experienced north of the border.

He has shown qualities which suggest he would be able to adapt to life in the Championship and age is still on his side.

The 22-year-old, however, is unlikely to move to Nottingham Forest if his price is higher than £5m.

Nottingham Forest fans – What do you make of his price tag? Let us know below…


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