Villa set to pinch Scotland international from under noses of Celtic

first_img McGinn has played nine times for Scotland Egyptian billionaire Nassef Sawiris and American businessman Wes Edens have taken control of the club and eased the clubs’s financial worries.They are still in talks with Tottenham about the possibility of Jack Grealish leaving, but have no need to sell anymore after their cash boost.Losing out on McGinn will infuriate Rodgers as he looked almost certain to land the highly-rated Glasgow-born star.But Bruce is now positive about the season ahead following the takeover. “Over the last two weeks we’ve breathed a bit of life back into Aston Villa,” he said.“I’ve said that whether I’m here or someone else, the owners obviously have deep pockets which you need in football these days and if you are a club like Aston Villa.“They’ve been nothing but supportive in the last 10 or 12 days.”Bruce is also in for Bristol City full-back Joe Bryan and says: “we’re in talks with the club but there is no deal reached yet”. 1center_img Celtic have reportedly been beaten to the signing of John McGinn.Brendan Rodgers looked to be on the brink of landing the 23-year-old Hibernian midfielder, but Championship club Aston Villa have made a dramatic last-ditch move for him, report SunSport.Villa are ready to give the Scotland international a medical today ahead of a £4million move, which would represent a coup for manager Steve Bruce in his promotion push this season, which began with a 3-1 win at Hull, live on talkSPORT 2.last_img

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