Antonio Conte has been prompted to sign Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn this summer by Sky Sports man Michael Bridge.
A recent report from The Telegraph revealed that the club have their ‘targets’ set on McGinn this summer with the Scotland international said to be ‘highly rated’ by the north London club.
The 27-year-old is said to be valued at £40m by his Villa and with The Times claiming that Conte is willing to offload a raft of his current players as well as the £150m cash injection from owners ENIC, he is likely to have the resources to fund a major overhaul.
Daily Express journalist Ryan Taylor has suggested that Tottenham have been discussing potential targets in the engine room and with the Italian manager’s approval, Bridge has backed the club to commit to a deal for the man former Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell called “priceless”.
He told This is Futbol: “I didn’t think he was at the level that Conte would like, but if Conte wants him, then that’s good enough for me.
“I saw him against Burnley on Thursday [19th May] for Sky, he was outstanding. But how much would Aston Villa want?”
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According to WhoScored, McGinn was Villa’s top performer this season averaging a 7.17 rating per 90 minutes and he would be a steady performer in the middle of the park for the Whites.
Compared to current Spurs enforcer Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg the reported target produces more shot-creating actions per 90 and boasts a better tackle success rate according to FBref meaning he could be a very valuable addition to Conte’s side if they do decide to pursue him.