Scott McTominay attracting interest from Newcastle United following midfield additions at Manchester United
According to The Daily Mail (h/t Express), Newcastle would be willing to take Scott McTominay to St. James’ Park if Manchester United were to part ways with the Scotland international following the arrival of Casemiro.
The 25-year-old has been a regular for the Red Devils over the last couple of seasons. However, United have signed one of the best defensive midfielders in the game from Real Madrid this summer.
United could eye a swap deal with the Toons. The Manchester-based club are interested in Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka. And McTominay is someone the Toons have an eye on.
The United academy graduate has been in and around the first team for several years now. Since the 2019/20 campaign, the Scotland international has seen his influence grow in the starting lineup.
In the previous season, the 25-year-old started 28 games in the Premier League for United. Both Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and Ralf Rangnick put faith in McTominay.
However, fans haven’t been convinced of the midfielder’s quality. The Scotsman was often accompanied by Fred in the middle of the park in the previous campaign. And the duo didn’t perform up to the mark.
United seemingly lacked creativity in the midfield last season. Bruno Fernandes was one of the few players with a considerable amount of goals and assists from the middle of the park.
The start of the new campaign under Erik ten Hag went off to a disappointing start against Brighton & Hove Albion. McTominay started but was unable to influence the game. The Scotland international came on as a second-half substitute against Brentford after we conceded four goals in the first half.
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McTominay went back into Ten Hag’s XI for the Liverpool fixture. And the 25-year-old was brilliant. However, there doesn’t seem to be consistency in the Scottish national’s displays. Now, it’ll be interesting to see what role he plays in the squad following the arrival of Casemiro.