Leeds United join the race for Hibs midfielder John McGinn

According to journalist Alan Nixon, English Championship side Leeds United have joined the race to sign Hibs midfield dynamo John McGinn.

Hibs are looking for £5m for their star man, but Leeds boss Paul Heckingbottom, who is understood to be a big admirer of the Scotland player, is expected to come in with an opening bid of around £2.5m.

A number of clubs have already been linked with McGinn, including Celtic, The Rangers and a host of English clubs.

The Hibees knocked back a number of bids from Nottingham Forest last summer, the highest said to be £1.9m. Ipswich Town also had an offered rejected last summer.

It's unclear if these clubs will come back for the 23-year-old, but it looks increasingly likely that the Hibees will struggle to hold on to the ex-St Mirren star.

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