Revealed: How much Hibs and St Mirren stand to make if John McGinn is sold by Aston Villa
It has been a topic of much discussion among fans of both Hibs and St Mirren ever since John McGinn began catching the eye on the Premier League stage: how much will the clubs make if Aston Villa sell the midfielder?
The 26-year-old is closing in on 60 appearances in the English top flight and is under contract until 2025.
Villa are currently five points off the top six with a game in hand and are in no poition to sell, but his performances for Dean Smith’s side coupled with his goalscoring exploits for the Scotland national team could prompt other teams to sit up and take notice of his talents.
If McGinn is tempted away from Villa Park, Hibs’ Finance Chief Chris Gaunt has confirmed what percentage of the transfer fee would go to the Easter Road side – and how much the Buddies would be due as well.
Speaking at the club’s AGM on Wednesday, Gaunt confirmed Hibs would be due 15 per cent of the overall price with St Mirren allocated 30 per cent of Hibs’ slice.
This would mean that if McGinn was sold for £50 million – which was the price tag Villa reportedly stuck on the midfielder when Manchester United were linked with a move in 2019 – Hibs would receive £7.5m and once £2.25m was removed to cover the Paisley side’s cut, Hibs would net £5.25m.
The Capital club has already benefited to the tune of around £2.8m following McGinn’s transfer to Villa in 2018 plus a tidy sum following the club’s promotion to the Premier League in 2019.