In a busy summer of incomings and outgoings, Villa today announced their best bit of business so far – the club has agreed a new 5-year contract with ‘Super’ John McGinn, last season’s Fans’ AND Players’ Player of the Year.
“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.”
– CEO Christian Purslow
The player himself was equally delighted to extend his stay at Villa Park, having been linked with a big money move to Manchester United earlier in the transfer window. The Scottish international told the club’s OS: “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.”
Social media is just as excited as the club and the player:
— Tom Fox (@TomFox90) August 8, 2019
Best signing for Villa this window. Gonna celebrate with a Mcginn and Tonic
— kevinbhillAVFC (@iHillk51K) August 8, 2019
We’ve got John McGinn. Super John McGinn I just don’t think you understand !!! Well deserved pal. Best business #avfc did in years bringing you in. Do us a favour though keep up the form from last season and no signing for city next week 😉 #mcginn #villa #legend
— Chris Hayes (@ChrisHayes80) August 8, 2019
Signing Tom Heaton and a new 5 year deal for McGinn is by far the best business Villa have done this window. Can’t wait for the weekend @TomHeatonGK @jmcginn7 #AVFC @AVFCOfficial #thefallengiantsarebackontheirfeet
— Pete Bowers (@Bowerz44) August 8, 2019
I have to agree with Pete above – the signings of Tom Heaton and Super John are the best business of the window so far for Villa and securing McGinn long-term is a real statement of intent from the club. Head over to the forum to have your say.
All together now: “We’ve got McGinn, Super John McGinn…!”