Hibernian’s John McGinn has attracted interest from Sunderland boss David Moyes, who went to watch the player on Friday night in person, reports the Daily Mail.
Moyes travelled to Tannadice Park and saw Hibernian defeat Dundee United 1-0, with many speculating he was keeping tabs on the midfielder.
The Scottish manager will be hoping his visit can help convince the highly rated 22-year-old midfielder to join the club in the North-East, amid interest from Premier League rivals West Bromwich Albion.
An alleged fee in the region of £1.5 million has been touted as enough to potentially take him from Easter Road, which is considered to not be a deterrent to either top-tier side.
Moyes’ main issue could be the ability to convince the midfielder to join him at the Stadium of Light, where they could be in the Championship next season, whereas if the reported interest from the Baggies has substance, he could be plying his trade in England’s top division instead.
McGinn has been in impressive form for the Edinburgh side, making 28 appearances and scoring four goals.
Gordon Strachan has rewarded him with a call-up to the Scotland national side for their matches against Canada and Slovenia.
McGinn joined Hibs from St Mirren in 2015, helping the club win the Scottish Cup last season, has played 28 times this campaign and scoring four goals so far.
Neil Lennon’s side currently sit top of the Scottish Championship and have a six-point lead over Falkirk.