Aston Villa tie down midfielder John McGinn as their double player of the year signs new five-year contract
- McGinn was named the player of the season by team-mates and fans last term
- The 23-year-old joined Villa from Hibernian in August 2018
- Manchester United were linked with a move for the midfielder this summer
The Scotland international was voted player of the season by Villa fans and his fellow players after playing a key role in the club’s promotion to the top flight.
‘I have loved every minute of my time at Aston Villa and I am delighted to commit myself to the club for the long term,’ said the 23-year-old, who joined Villa from Hibernian in August 2018.
John McGinn has signed a new five-year deal after being voted the club’s player of the season
Villa chief executive officer Christian Purslow added: ‘We are delighted to secure John’s services for the long term at Aston Villa.
‘He is the type of player Dean Smith and our ownership group want to build our club around; young, determined, athletic, technically-gifted and passionate about winning.’