And the bad news for fans of the Midlands outfit is that he has ruled himself out of a dramatic return for their Carabao Cup final clash with Manchester City.
Villa boss Dean Smith admitted last week that the Scottish midfielder could try to get fit for the Wembley showpiece.
But it now seems that the March 1 clash will come too soon for McGinn, has been recovering from a broken ankle suffered in Villa's defeat to Southampton on December 21.
Smith said: “I haven't been given a time limit but knowing John McGinn he would probably have penciled in the Cup final.
“He is a fighter and a good healer.”
Villa could have done with the star after being thrashed 6-1 at home by champions City in the Premier League last month having also lost 3-0 away in October.
They must now face City again in the Carabao Cup final on March 1 after Villa got past Leicester in the semi-finals.
But asked by Prince William this week when he would return for the claret and blues, McGinn, speaking at the FA’s Heads Together mental health campaign in London, said: “About five to six weeks, I’ll be back.”
Meanwhile, Sam Allardyce has responded to reports linking club captain Jack Grealish with a transfer to Real Madrid and Barcelona.
According to The Sun, both La Liga giants are tracking Grealish, as they begin to identify their top targets for the summer.
“Jack is the key element in everything Villa seem to do,” Allardyce told talkSPORT on Thursday morning.
“He’s scored more goals and got more assists this season, he’s looking like a real player and he’s handled the Premier League like he should have always been there.
“I think that’s going to create a massive interest across the European clubs because of the quality of play he shows on the ball, the calmness, the final pass and now the finish as well.
“It wouldn’t be beyond a clubs like Barcelona or Real Madrid to look at him, the only is question is could he handle it at a club of that size?"