Hibs boss: Nottingham Forest bid for John McGinn '˜laughable'

Hibs have rejected a bid from Nottingham Forest for midfield star John McGinn.

Sunday, 27th August 2017, 3:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th September 2017, 12:05 pm
John McGinn has been a key man for Hibs in recent seasons

Forest manager Mark Warburton is a big fan of the 22-year-old Scotland internationalist and has already raided the Edinburgh club this summer, signing prolific striker Jason Cummings.

McGinn has been a key player for Hibs since his arrival from St Mirren in 2015 and was subject to a reported £1 million bid from Ipswich Town earlier this summer. His contract at Easter Road runs until 2019.

Neil Lennon confirmed the bid – belived to be for £750,000 – had been rejected, saying: “A bid came in for John but it was nowhere near our valuation of the player. It was laughable.

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“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 would value John at £5 million, 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.”