Wolves head coach Nuno Espirito Santo is reportedly interested in signing Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn in the off-season.
McGinn joined the Villans from Hibernian in the summer of 2018,
turning down the advances of boyhood club Celtic in a bid to fulfil his
ambition of playing in the Premier League.
The decision proved a shrewd one as he played a vital role in helping
Dean Smith's men win promotion from the Championship at the first time
He carried his form into the top flight, with his performances
providing plenty of positives in a tough campaign for Villa after a busy
summer in the transfer market.
However, McGinn has not played since fracturing his ankle early in
December's 3-1 home defeat to Southampton and with him on the road to
recovery, Smith's side have clearly missed him.
That is not to say his stock has fallen and with his team sat 19th in
the table, other Premier League clubs are monitoring his situation
should Villa fail to beat the drop.
The 25-year-old netted on his Premier League debut against Tottenham
in August and has managed 10 goals in 26 appearances for club and
country this season.
Reports suggest Nuno is one of those considering a summer bid as he aims to add a fresh option in midfield.
With first-choice central pair Joao Moutinho and Ruben Neves more in
the playmaker mould, the 46-year-old is thought to be looking to add
legs in his midfield.
Last week we reported that Olympiakos' Mady Camara is on the radar but Nuno maybe looking closer to home.
Around 13 miles separate Molineux and Villa Park and if his club are
relegated and he wants to stay in the Premier League, McGinn may fancy a
move that doesn't cause upheaval in his life away from the field.
Villa may be open to selling some of their assets to balance the
books should they go down and Nuno is expected to push for a deal if
- TEAMtalk media