Middlesbrough are interested in signing Hibernian’s John McGinn according to a report from journalist Alan Nixon.

The 23-year-old midfielder is having a growing reputation in Scotland. The 23-year-old midfielder has been playing well for Hibernian ever since signing for them in 2015 and his form is starting to be noticed by plenty of people outside of Edinburgh. He received his first cap for Scotland in 2016 in a friendly match against Denmark. He got even more fans in that match when he performed incredibly well, winning the man of the match award.

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This meant it was no surprise last summer when Nottingham Forest placed a bid said to be worth £750K for McGinn, though that was rejected. And while there is no indication that Forest are set to go back in for him, it is another team from the Sky Bet Championship that look like they could make a bid for him. Middlesbrough are interested in him and are set to take a closer look at him when the Scottish Premiership restarts after their winter break.

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McGinn will get plenty of advice from his family about whether he should move south of the border or not. Both of his brothers, Stephen and Paul, may play in Scotland at the moment but both have been able to play in England. Stephen has plied his trade for both Watford and Sheffield United while Paul has a year here when he played for Chesterfield recently. However it is now up to John whether he should also have a crack at playing south of the border.

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