Scotland international John McGinn has officially committed his long term future to Aston Villa after signing a five-year contract ahead of the 2019/20 season as reported by Talksport.
McGinn was one of Villa's standout players during the 2018/19 campaign where they found themselves being promoted back to the Premier League after a two-season hiatus.
Manchester United were reportedly interested in the 24-year-old's signature with Villa putting a £50million price tag on him for the clubs who were keen on signing him - rumour has it that Sir Alex Ferguson was in on the deal.
McGinn joined the Villa Park outfit from Scottish side Hibernian and tallied 45 appearances all across all competitions played - he was one the busiest players on the field last season.
The Scotland international was also found himself being voted as the Fan's Player of the Season and Player's Player of the Season.
McGinn told the club’s official website: “I have loved every minute of my time at Aston Villa and I am delighted to commit myself to the club for the long term.”
Club CEO Christian Purslow also added his thoughts about the contract extension and exclaimed the value that McGinn brings to the squad.
“We are delighted to secure John’s services for the long term at Aston Villa.
“He is the type of player Dean Smith and our ownership group wants to build our club around: young, determined, athletic, technically-gifted and passionate about winning.”
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