National and Local media outlets are reporting that John McGinn will be offered a bumper new contract extension.
Words by Regan Foy | @Findfoy
Both The Daily Mail and Birmingham Live are reporting that Aston Villa are prepared to offer John McGinn a bumper contract extension to fend off interest from other Premier League clubs.
The Scottish international initially signed a four-year contract with the club after joining from Hibernian, and was believed to be picking up anywhere between £20,000 and £25,000 a week before bonuses.
McGinn impressed throughout the season and became a vital part of how Dean Smith’s side played – showcased by his Man of the Match performance at Wembley in the game that saw Aston Villa achieve promotion to the Premier League.
It’s his hand in this promotion that will see him be offered another contract, likely to be another four year deal, with a largely improved wage.
Whilst this is a reward for McGinn’s performances across the season, it’s also smart business from the club, who strengthen their bargaining power should any of the reported interested clubs try to tempt John away from Villa Park, and also increases the amount of money the club can ask for him.
The 24-year-old will likely become one of the better-paid players at the club behind current top earner Jack Grealish who earns around £50,000 a week.
The Player’s Player of the Season and Supporter’s Player of the Season will be looking to carry his fine form into the new Premier League season, and will certainly have an added incentive to do so should the contract offer come.