Pundit: £50m-rated Villa star would not ‘enhance’ Liverpool

Danny Mills has suggested that Aston Villa star John McGinn would not “enhance” Liverpool if he joined them this summer.

The midfielder made the move to England in 2018 as he joined Aston Villa from Scottish Premiership side Hibernian.

McGinn shone for the Villans in his debut season as he helped them earn promotion back to the Premier League.


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The Scotsman has continued to impress in the top flight as he has racked up 111 appearances for Villa across all competitions.

Earlier this month it was reported that Jurgen Klopp is an admirer of McGinn. Liverpool are said to have a “very real” interest in him.

Dean Smith’s side have slapped a £50m price tag on McGinn. Mills has told Football Insider that at that price, he is not “going anywhere”:

“If they’re going to start quoting £50million, he’s not going to going anywhere.

“Also, is he going to get into the Liverpool side? I’m not certain he does.

“£50million is way too much for Liverpool to spend on John McGinn.

“It doesn’t enhance Liverpool in the slightest for £50million.”

This comes after Andros Townsend suggested that the Scotsman would “fit straight” in at Liverpool:

“The type of player McGinn is, I think that would be perfect for the way Jurgen Klopp likes to play.

“He’s fast, strong, he gets about the pitch, he’s defensive-minded when needed.

“People will raise their eyebrows because it’s John McGinn from Scotland, but if you look at the way he plays and his credentials, 100 per cent he can slot straight into that Liverpool team.

“He’d fit straight into the way they want to play.

“Liverpool play with two holding midfielders, Jordan Henderson being one of the them and, if he goes, John McGinn can be the other.

“He’s got the discipline to just sit and allow the attacking players to do their thing and allow the full-backs to get high, so I think it would be a good fit to get someone in of that stature to marshal just in front of the back-four.

“But, what I will add to that is Aston Villa are going for it as well.

“You see the signing of Buendia, so they’re probably saying, ‘listen guys, stick with us and we’re going to spend some money and give it a real go to try and break into the top six and European football this season’.”

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