Newcastle United to move for Scott McTominay

Newcastle United could plot a summer move for Scott McTominay, with Manchester United likely to sell the midfielder.

According to Football Insider, Scott McTominay is a target for Newcastle United in the summer. The Scottish midfielder could soon be out of favour under Erik ten Hag for Manchester United, with Eddie Howe keen to sign the midfielder at St James Park.

Newcastle United will embark on a summer window to strengthen their squad ahead of the new season. Eddie Howe has many priorities in the next market, with new midfielders high on his agenda. There are a few options, as the manager wants to design the team properly.

Howe reportedly wants to revamp his central midfield, with Sean Longstaff likely to depart and make way for a new arrival. Newcastle United are eager to offer star man Bruno Guimaraes a new deal and make him the centrepiece of their plan.

Whether they want to continue with Joelinton also remains the question. In any case, Howe continues to look at new options, and Premier League experience will prove key in identifying potential targets. One of them is Scott McTominay, with his future likely on the line at Manchester United.

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Erik ten Hag’s sporadic use of the 26-year-old ace shows the manager does not trust him too much in his plans. Manchester United were unwilling to sell McTominay in January amid speculation of an approach from Newcastle United for the Scottish star, but their minds could change in the summer.

As things stand, Manchester United are considering selling McTominay, as Ten Hag will likely buy a top-rated midfielder as his replacement. Newcastle United retains an interest in the 26-year-old ace, meaning a summer move is quite the possibility.

West Ham are also keen on McTominay, but Newcastle’s likelihood of playing in Europe next season will prove vital in McTominay’s decision. Howe’s intent will make the 26-year-old ace think about joining them, but much will depend on how much Manchester United will demand in return.

McTominay has a contract until 2025, with a club option of another year. Manchester United will not let go of the midfielder on the cheap, particularly to a top-six rival such as Newcastle United. Howe will certainly hope for a swift conclusion to this transfer, but things will prove far more difficult than they seem for the Magpies.

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