McGinn has previously been linked with a move to Manchester United and it was stated that the Red Devils had performed background checks on the Scotsman, with Villa said to have been demanding a fee of £50million for him.
His teammate Jack Grealish has also been heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford in the past, as they were interested in the Englishman last summer, though the move failed to materialise.
Will Grealish's exit impact McGinn's future?
Hendrie was recently talking to Football FanCast and talked about McGinn’s future, suggesting that it could be tied with Grealish’s own potential transfer.
The former midfielder claimed: “I don’t know how it’s going to affect the players [a potential Grealish sale] and that’s my big worry. I hope that if Jack does end up going, that it doesn’t affect the McGinns and he wants to go because I know that he’s been linked away from the club as well.”
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While Villa wanted a fee of £50million back in 2019, Transfermarkt suggests that the Scotsman’s value has risen since the summer of 2019. This may add weight to the argument that the Birmingham-based club could well demand even more in the summer of 2021.
Only six Villa players have picked up a better rating than McGinn this season, which shows that he’s had an impressive campaign while assisting five times so far (as per WhoScored).
Because of that, Villa should try hard to keep him. Grealish has been the club’s best player in the season and losing both the assets together might be a big blow for Dean Smith’s men.