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Pundit Micah Richards is happy for what happened with Villa player after his links with Liverpool

Micah Richards feels happy with the current situation of Aston Villa man John McGinn after his links with Liverpool. The Villa skipper was linked with a move to Liverpool last summer. However, the deal never landed and the £50m midfielder is now one of the best in Premier League. The Villans sit third in the league and the Scottish international has a lot to do with it. And speaking on The Rest is Football podcast, Micah lauds the performance of McGinn.

People don’t understand how strong he is. When he bursts through and you try and get the ball off him, he gets in there and has this stance where it says ’get off me. He has great acceleration, the right passing, and a lot of people laughed when he came down from Scotland.

After the first training sessions I was like ‘wow’. He can shoot, he can tackle, he was good in possession. He had a little dip last season when you’re thinking ‘come on, we need more from you, you’re the one who’s going to lead this team’. But he’s got the form back and he’s oozing with confidence.

He was linked with Manchester United and Liverpool a while ago, but how good for him that he’s now with a team fighting for Champions League football.”

A collapsed Liverpool transfer transforms John at Villa

John McGinn can now easily play for any top club in England. It seems that a failed move to Anfield transitioned his play at Villa park. Moreover, Unai Emery has taken the game of Scottish to a whole new level this year. His choice of staying at Aston Villa has now proved to be a good decision looking at the course of his development as a player and leader. It is due to his leadership and management that the club is now challenging Liverpool for the title and European Championship spot.

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