Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick turns attention to £50m Aston Villa star in January shake up

John McGinn has emerged as a target for Manchester United in January and interim boss Ralf Rangnick is prepared to spend £50million on the Scot to reinvigorate his midfield, according to reports


Posted Monday, December 06, 2021 by Dailystar.co.uk

Manchester United interim boss Ralf Rangnick is reportedly eyeing a move for Aston Villa's John McGinn in January as he aims to reinvigorate his newly acquired squad.

After watching on from the stands as United beat Arsenal on Thursday, Rangnick will be in the dugout for the first time this afternoon as Crystal Palace travel to Old Trafford.

United are expected to do business in the upcoming transfer window as Rangnick looks to reshape the team in his image, and it's understood that McGinn is high on his wish-list, reports SunSport.

The German is apparently keen on McGinn's cool head, pressing and talent on the ball, and is prepared to sanction a £50 million bid for the 27-year-old.

Man Utd boss Ralf Rangnick turns attention to £50m Aston Villa star in January shake up
John McGinn has emerged as a target for Man United

Given the uncertainty surrounding the futures of Paul Pogba, Donny van de Beek and Nemanja Matic, United's midfield is in need of a re-jig and is likely to be the focal point of their next couple of transfer windows.

Though McGinn has developed into one of Villa's most important players and new manager Steven Gerrard will be understandably reluctant to let his star man leave so soon after arriving.

The Scot has scored 16 goals and assisted 20 in 124 games for the club since signing from Hibernian in 2018 while Villa were still in the Championship.

Having signed a new contract last season, McGinn has three-and-a-half years left on his deal at Villa Park so United will need to part with a lot of cash in order to land their man, particularly mid-way through the season.

The Red Devils are currently seventh in the Premier League and 14 points behind leaders Manchester City.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's reign came to an end following a miserable run of five defeats in seven league matches, culminating in a 4-1 loss to Watford.

Caretaker boss Michael Carrick has since steadied the ship, earning a draw away to Chelsea and recording victories over Villarreal and Arsenal.

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