Hibs reject Nottingham Forest offer for John McGinn

By Steve Forbes
Last updated : 27 August 2017

Hibs have today turned down a shocking offer from Nottingham Forest for midfielder John McGinn.

According to reports The English Championship side have offered a derisory £750,000 for the Scotland international.

Forest have already landed Hibs goal machine Jason Cummings for £1m earlier this summer, less than a year after the club rejected a £1.8m offer from Peterborough, due to a reported clause in his contract, added when he signed a new 4-year-deal last year.

McGinn has two years left on his deal at Easter Road, and Hibs boss Neil Lennon has revealed today that talks have started about extending his contract at Easter Road.

Lennon also stated that the City Ground club are miles off the players valuation.

The Hibees gaffer, speaking after today's 1-1 draw at Dens Park with Dundee Said:

"laughable, they need to come back with far more money than what they're offering at the minute.

"If they do... fine, the club has a decision to make. We have got a valuation and if it is met it is the club's decision.

"I do think, looking at him today at times, the speculation affected him. He was in and out of the game but it's something we don't need at the moment.

"Mark Warburton knows the Scottish market and John is under contract for two years.

"Maybe it was to unsettle the player? Which doesn't please me. Maybe Mark might see it differently.

"I would value John at £5million, but there has been no bid in our valuation that has come in. We are in negotiations to renew his contract if we can so it's just a waiting game."

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