Newcastle United want to bolster their midfield areas in the summer window and the Magpies have earmarked Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as a potential option, according to a report from The Telegraph.
McTominay has struggled for game time this season under Erik ten Hag. He has dropped down the pecking order at the club and has mostly been used as a substitute.
Eddie Howe is an admirer of the player and he feels that the 26-year-old has the physical attributes to play in his system.
🗣️ “I think [Scott] McTominay might be the answer.”
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The Magpies showed interest to sign the Scottish midfielder in the January transfer window, but Man Utd were not willing to let him go to a direct rival.
Newcastle hope that the Red Devils will soften their stance in the summer as they will be looking to raise money through player sales.
Good move for Newcastle
McTominay is a fantastic midfielder but he is clearly not in the Dutchman’s first-team plans, and a move away from Old Trafford could be ideal for him.
He has managed only seven starts in the Premier League this season and a further 11 appearance has come from the bench. The midfielder has managed two goals and an assist in all competitions this season.
Luke Edwards shares that McTominay is open to the idea of joining the Magpies. He has been left impressed by the massive progress made by the club under Howe.
The Magpies boss is looking to sign a defensive midfielder, and McTominay fits the bill. He will be asked to shield the defensive back four that will allow Bruno Guimares to play further up the pitch.
McTominay has progressed through the youth ranks at the club and has made over 200 appearances for the Red Devils in all competitions since making his debut in 2017.
With Howe looking to sign an experienced British midfielder, and McTominay equally open to leaving, a move to St James’ Park could be on the cards in the summer.