Now that the press has stated that McGinn is a Celtic target you will hear no more of Gerrard wanting the midfielder, if it comes to an auction there will only be one winner between the Glasgow giant and its poorer neighbour.
Celtic are in truth looking for a higher calibre of player than Sevco is, their wishlist of elderly talisman looking for a payday in the MLS will never pop up on our radar.
However when there is genuine interest in a player from both teams unless that player’s name is Billy McStauch then he will be on his way to Paradise.
The McGinn transfer seems an intriguing one, whereby he is in the last year of his contract and should be cheap, however with a gathering of suitors including well-financed English teams will likely cost us between 3 and 5 million pounds.
Of course, we are going to throw Scott Allan in as part of the deal meaning we will likely get our player for closer to 3 million pounds with the possibility of a sell on clause.
This would be a fantastic bit of business for Celtic, the best players in Scotland should be playing for our team and with Scott Brown over 30, childhood Celtic supporter McGinn could play for us for years to come.
It is also worthwhile buying him to make sure the Ibrox club do not have a player to build a team around, let them keep Ryan Jack, he gets it.
When it comes to players we want, be them Morgan or McGinn, once we set our sights on a target, they are only ever playing for one team after that.