Sport Neil Lennon says McGinn transfer talk is difficult for the player

20:26  11 july  2018
20:26  11 july  2018 Source:

Rodgers refuses to rule out third bid for McGinn

  Rodgers refuses to rule out third bid for McGinn Brendan Rodgers won’t rule out another bid for Hibernian’s John McGinn as Celtic step up their pursuit of the midfielder. Neil Lennon confirmed on Wednesday that Hibs had rejected a second bid for McGinn, who has entered the final year of his deal. However, according to the Daily Record, Brendan Rodgers reportedly is preparing a third bid for the midfielder, with Celtic keen to sign the Scottish international. When asked about a potential third bid, Rodgers said via the Daily Record: “I am distant from that, so time will tell.” “That’s something for the clubs to organise. I coach the team, I manage the team. We target players but ultimately any agreements have to be between the two clubs” “We respect John is still very much a Hibs player and unless there’s an agreement… like I say, it’s going to be a difficult one. That’s really between the clubs.” Despite English interest, Celtic are ready to be patient with a move for McGinn, with Celtic believing the player is keen on a move.

Hibs boss Neil Lennon admits the transfer speculation surrounding John McGinn is difficult for the player after Celtic failed with an improved offer for the midfielder.

Neil Francis Lennon (born 25 June 1971) is a Northern Irish football coach and former player , who is the head coach of Scottish Premiership club Hibernian.

Neil Lennon has admitted that the transfer talk surrounding John McGinn is making life difficult for the Hibs player, the Daily Record reports.

Despite Lennon saying that the speculation surrounding the Scotland international is difficult, the former Celtic boss insisted that McGinn will be in the right frame of mind for the team’s Europa League qualifier against NSI Runavik tomorrow night.

Brendan Rodgers has marked the 23-year-old as one of his top targets for Celtic this summer after Stuart Armstrong left to join Southampton.

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Lennon has confirmed that Hibs today rejected a second bid of £2m for the midfielder, who is entering the final 12 months of his contract.

Celtic ready to let Johnston join Hibs on loan as part of a deal for John McGinn

  Celtic ready to let Johnston join Hibs on loan as part of a deal for John McGinn According to Daily Record’s Michael Gannon, Celtic are set to prepare another offer in the hope of bringing John McGinn to the Scottish champions for next season. Cletic have already launched two bids, worth £1.5 and £2 million but Hibs have rejected both as they don’t feel that the offers are worthy of the wingers’ services. Gannon reports that Celtic’s rising star Mikey Johnston could be loaned out to Hibs as part of a deal to bring McGinn to Parkhead. McGinn only has a year left on his contract so the likelihood is that he’ll leave this summer, but Hibs won’t sell him on the cheap. 19-year-old Johnson seems open to a loan move as a decent loan spell would allow him to prive himself at the top level. Johnston has already attracted interest from Scottish clubs such as Aberdeen and St Mirren but Celtic will be hopeful of sending him to Hibs as part of the deal to sign McGinn, as the Scottish international is clearly a player who Brendan Rodgers has his eye on.

Neil Lennon sidestepped questions on John McGinn on Wednesday as Hibs braced themselves for a second bid from Celtic for their gifted midfielder. Instead, he left the talking to Parker, who said of McGinn : 'We just need to get on with things. 'We were supposed to have all the players available'

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“We have rejected two bids from Celtic. Our club has a valuation of the player. I don’t know what that is, but obviously Celtic have not met the valuation that Hibs want.”

“Obviously it is difficult. Listen, I have been a player myself, so it’s difficult dealing with speculation.”

“Obviously when a club as big as Celtic come in for you there is always that anticipation, from his point of view, of maybe making that step forward, if you want to call it that.”

“However, he has to be professional. We have had a couple of charts over the piece about it. He will just have to wait and see how it develops because he is our player, and he’s a very important player for us.”

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