John McGinn has sealed his move from Hibs to Championship side Aston Villa.

The Scotland midfielder had been a long-term target of Celtic's this summer with the midfielder subjected of a trio of bids from the Parkhead side during the window.

Celtic are believed to have matched Aston Villa's estimated £2.8m deal, however McGinn was swayed by the lure of what he believes will be regular first-team football under Steve Bruce. It is thought the 23-year-old was told that he would be a regular for the Championship side, something that Celtic couldn't guarantee.

McGinn was in the final year of his contract at Hibs with the Easter Road side resigned to losing him this summer.

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers last night criticised the Parkhead club for the ponderous nature of their pursuit of the player.

“We need to complete deals," he said.I"t is as simple as that. One is identifying the players which we do and then get them over the line. We identify the targets and like I say we just hope that they can be complete.

“If you open your door to players in general and they have an opportunity to go through that door and have a look and see that there are other good clubs with facilities and are equal – and probably better – than what is here, then you risk the chance of them not coming back though the door. That is the gamble you take if you wait."