Date: 26th June 2018 at 12:02pm
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John McGinn (Left, number 8) in action for Scotland against the Netherlands in a friendly game.

Derby County are reported to be interested in Hibernians Scotish International midfielder John McGinn but they face tough opposition from Celtic for his signature.

McGinn is a 23-year-old midfielder who has had rave reviews for his performances for Hibs and in his International career. The hard-tackling midfielder has played 100 times for Hibernian and has registered 12 goals.

His International Career with Scotland has been a swift and progressive one starting at U19 level, progressing through to the U21 squad and finally making his full International debut in 2016 in a 1-0 victory for the Scots over Denmark. McGinn was given the man of the match vote for that game.

John McGinn (left) in action during a friendly International against Mexico

Currently, with Hibs in the Scottish Premier League, McGinn is playing at a high level but wants to test himself with a bigger club and presumably a better league. Derby are certainly as big a club as Hibs but would he go down to English second-tier football when he could join Scottish Premier League title holder Celtic?

Celtic also have another personal pull for McGinn should he decide to go to the Hoops, his Grandfather was a former Celtic Chairman.

Derby, however, has a new boss in Frank Lampard and maybe his influence would persuade McGinn to join the Rams revolution that most fans pray Lampard can deliver. At £3m McGinn would be a good buy, and can give many years service to the Rams.

With the Rams reporting back for pre-season training in two days time, we may not have to wait long for any decision on his future and for him to join his new playing associates.

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