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Saturday media watch [10.08.19]: McGinn in focus

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Saturday media watch [10.08.19]: McGinn in focus

Sky Sports: Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn says he laughed off links to Manchester United and that he is delighted to have signed a long-term deal with his current club. Having helped Villa back to the top flight, McGinn was mentioned as a possible United target in the summer, with Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly championing him. However, McGinn was rewarded with a new five-year contract at Villa on Thursday ahead of Saturday's trip to Tottenham.

Daily Mail: Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has laughed off links to Manchester United and admitted he must prove his Premier League pedigree. The 24-year-old was linked with a move to Old Trafford in the summer, with Sir Alex Ferguson reportedly championing him, after helping Villa back to the top flight. McGinn was rewarded with a new five-year contract at Villa on Thursday ahead of Saturday's trip to Tottenham. But the Scotland international admitted he was baffled at the United speculation.

Express & Star: After a summer where new players arrived at a rate and cost never seen before, just maybe Villa saved their best signing until last. When John McGinn remarks as much, just a few hours on from the announcement of his new five-year contract, he does so in the tone of a comedian delivering a punchline. Yet like all good jokes, within it lies an undeniable truth. Villa might have spent more than £130m on 12 new players, yet none saw their arrival greeted with the level of rejoicing which met news of McGinn’s new deal.

Goal.com: John McGinn may have been linked to Manchester United this summer, but the Aston Villa midfielder says he "had a little chuckle​" at the reports before getting back to work. Having helped bring Villa back to the top flight, it was said that Sir Alex Ferguson was pushing the Old Trafford club to make a move for the midfielder. But McGinn landed a new five-year deal with Villa on Thursday ahead of the new season, and claims he was happy to continue his growth at his current club.

*The extracts on this page are taken from various newspapers and media outlets. They do not necessarily reflect the views of Aston Villa.


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By @AVFCOfficial 10th August 2019