Hunting Villains: Which Players Should West Ham Sign From Aston Villa?

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John McGinn

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – NOVEMBER 25: John McGinn of Aston Villa celebrates victory during the Premier League match between Aston Villa and Newcastle United at Villa Park on November 25, 2019 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. (Photo by James Baylis – AMA/Getty Images)

The Scottish international had a brilliant start to the season in the centre of the Villa’s midfield. McGinn scored three goals and assisted two in 18 appearances before an ankle injury ruled him out since December.

McGinn scored against Tottenham and Arsenal showing that he can perform on the big stage against some of the best players in the league. The 25-year-old would be hugely beneficial for West Ham, especially as the club are likely to lose central midfielders Sanchez and Wilshere.

The need for a player like McGinn could be made even more evident by the fact Mark Noble has just turned 33-years-old. Noble, unfortunately, cannot play forever and will need to be replaced eventually.

McGinn is able to play as a box-to-box midfielder and also as a defensive midfielder, this would be perfect for West Ham. The Glaswegian would fit perfectly into a midfield three with Declan Rice

and Tomas Souček. The potential trio would be very defensively solid, something West Ham need as the Hammers have conceded 50 goals already this season.

West Ham was previously linked to signing McGinn when he was still in Scotland. If the Hammers were to go in for McGinn now he would cost a lot more than the £2.7 million Villa paid for him from Hibernian. In typical West Ham fashion, the rumour mill has started again to link McGinn to the club, much like most players who the Hammers miss out on.

Currently, McGinn is valued at £14.4 million and has signed a contract extension in August. West Ham would be luckily to sign the midfielder anywhere under £25 million, but if they can he would be well worth the investment.

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