CELTIC should not hesitate in making a summer transfer swoop for Hibs midfielder John McGinn.

That’s the verdict of Simon Donnelly as Stuart Armstrong prepares to seal his £7million switch to Southampton.

The former Hoops striker said: “Midfield is a strong area for Celtic, but they’ll definitely replace Stuart and I’d be very surprised if they didn’t go for John McGinn.

“I’ve said it for a while, he’s a Celtic player and I think he’s good enough to go straight into the team now.

“I think he’d be an excellent signing for them because he gets about the park. I’m not sure he’s as quick as Stuart, but he’s strong and he could learn under Brown.

“Broony can’t go on forever and in the meantime McGinn could train and play with him.

“It just seems to fit. I was surprised they didn’t go for him in January which was good news for Hibs and Neil Lennon who was trying to keep his best players.

“But given everything that’s going on over on the other side of the city, I think Celtic will move now.

“They responded by signing Odsonne Edouard and they’ll do it again. I don’t think money is a problem for Celtic.”

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