Brendan Rodgers has bemoaned Celtic’s ability to complete a deal to sign John McGinn this summer.

The Scottish midfielder has been a long-term target for the Hoops are he impressed last season.

Speaking to STV, as reported by Inside Futbol, Rodgers weighed on McGinn’s potential move to England.

He’s a player we clearly wanted to sign. We haven’t been able to complete a deal and when you don’t do that it always opens the door for other teams.

Celtic had been expected to complete a deal to sign McGinn, but Premier League interest began to mount when Hibernian dug their heels in over the asking price.

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Championship side Aston Villa have now entered the race and are due to hold talks with the player over a potential move.

The player has been given permission to discuss a move to Villa Park with Steve Bruce, with Celtic looking set to miss out.