He’s been the talk of the town for a some time now. Is John McGinn the next best thing to emerge from Hibs and join Celtic?
I’ll be honest, I don’t have a strong opinion about the midfielder either way. He’s been fawned over by fellow Celtic fans for ages now.
I’m actually bored with the debate and Celtic’s overbearing midfield quota. If guys like Nir Bitton, Stuart Armstrong, Ryan Christie and Scott Allan aren’t going to make the cut like the underrated Liam Henderson then we need to start moving folk on.
We cannot keep all of these guys happy as it is. Now the McGinn rumours are doing the rounds again and growing in strength.
I’ve seen him play against us, but not so much in other matches. The question is does he measure up and can he bring something to THIS Celtic side that others cannot?
I guess it all depends on what Brendan Rodgers thinks he needs. For many, defensive reinforcements are a must, something which McGinn doesn’t fit into.
However, if McGinn has been earmarked as a key component for the Rodgers revolution then I would expect midfield departures this summer. I’m not against the signing of the Hibs midfielder, I’m just trying to get my head around Celtic’s future and the players who will be cast aside.
There’s even been talk about Dylan McGeouch. He’s been at the heart of the Hibs midfield now for a few years.
I’ve always been impressed by McGeouch when I’ve seen him play. His range of passing and vision are great.
He started his youth career at Celtic and continued it at Rangers. However, Neil Lennon brought him back when he took the full-time post as Celtic manager back in 2011.
Unfortunately we didn’t see enough of the midfielder in the Hoops. After loan spells at Coventry City and Hibernian, he made a permanent move to the Edinburgh club in 2015.
Now he is out of contract with Hibs. Would I have him back at Celtic?
Yes I would, especially as he is a free agent. The only problem is that we have so many midfielders.
Only Brendan knows who is staying and who is going. The latest exit was youngster Sam Wardrop.
After a season out on-loan at Dumbarton he has joined Dundee United. He isn’t the first Celtic departure since the season ended and he won’t be the last.
Over the next couple of months we’ll see who is going where.