Rangers could be planning to hijack a deal for Hibernian player, John McGinn from Celtic’s grasp during this winter transfer window according to recent reports.

Rangers are desperate to land more talent in the midfield and attack which has prompted gaffer, Pedro Caixinha to mark his targets earlier this time around.

The 22-year-old midfielder has been linked with Celtic over the past few months with speculation surrounding his future with Hibernian.

With McGinn coming in with excellent performances every weekend in the Scottish Premiership, Celtic have shown interest in snapping up the young Scottish footballer.

McGinn has already been capped by his national team with four appearances for the Scottish senior side up until now and Celtic gaffer, Brendan Rodgers has been after the midfielder since the beginning of the season.

With a potential clash between Rangers and Celtic over the player imminent during the upcoming transfer window, it seems that the final decision will be up to the player as opposed to the better pay package and other perks.

McGinn has been in demand since the last summer window in fact, with Nottingham Forest submitting an offer for the playmaker as well, only to be rejected by his club.

It might be possible that McGinn was waiting for one of the big shots of the Scottish Premiership to come forward and start negotiations with Hibernian over his signature.

If McGinn does choose Rangers over Celtic, then he would be walking into the first team of Ibrox side with ease but fortune is favouring Celtic at the moment.

With McGinn’s grandfather, Jack McGinn, having played for Celtic, there is a strong link of the club with the player they are after and it would be a shame if McGinn chooses to sign on for Rangers this winter.