Premier League club Newcastle United plans to acquire Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay.
Luke Edwards of The Telegraph says that McTominay himself is open to joining Eddie Howe’s team and becoming its mainstay.
McTominay rarely makes the starting lineup under Eric Ten Haga when everyone is in shape.
Ten Hag clearly preferred Casemiro, Fred, Christian Eriksen and even Marcel Sabitzer, rather than the Scotland national team player.
When United came from behind to beat Fulham on Sunday in the FA Cup quarter-finals, McTominay started the game and failed to produce the same effect as the disqualified Casemiro.
McTominay, by all accounts, was bad, as evidenced by the fact that he touched the ball less than goalkeeper David de Gea. Unsurprisingly, it was taken down first.
Edwards reports: Newcastle United are considering a summer move for Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay, as manager Eddie Howe believes the Scottish player has the physique to succeed in his system.”
“McTominay is not one of those glamorous names that will excite fans, but he has been wanted by Newcastle for the last 12 months, and chief scout Steve Nixon, football director Dan Ashworth and Howe have agreed that he will add something new to the team. ”
“It is believed that McTominay is open to the idea of moving to the Northeast and is impressed by the tremendous success the team has achieved this season.”
Eddie Howe’s plan is to use the United star to protect four defenders, which in turn will allow Bruno Guimaraes to play higher up the pitch.
The Magpies also believe the 26-year-old can add physical strength in midfield and pose a threat in standard positions.
Howe believes that at 26, McTominay still has a lot of room for improvement. Since Newcastle are going to play in Europe in the next campaign, McTominay can also add experience in this area.