Newcastle United manager Eddie Howe is eyeing a summer deal for Manchester United star Scott McTominay
According to Fabrizio Romano on Twitter, Newcastle United boss Eddie Howe is keen to make a summer splash to land Manchester United star Scott McTominay.
The Scottish ace has fallen down the pecking order at Old Trafford under Erik ten Hag this season. Injuries notwithstanding, he has made just 38 appearances all campaign, scoring thrice and assisting once.
With the summer fast approaching, McTominay could be one of the players to make way at Old Trafford but ten Hag and co are yet to make a concrete decision. The Magpies are ready to pounce and will be keen to give their manager Eddie Howe a second shot at signing the midfielder.
Howe was keen to add McTominay to his roster last January but was unable to do so. His interest does not appear to have abated and interest remains retained in the 26-year-old. A lot will, however, depend on how Man United decides to approach the summer window.
Adding McTominay to the roster will add further energy to a Magpies midfield that already has Joelinton and Bruno Guimaraes. The Scot’s energy will help him mope up behind the Brazilian as he inflicts damage further upfield. The Scot is also a mean striker of the ball and has the propensity to score clutch goals.
A strong tackler, McTominay is a physical presence and is well acquainted with the English top flight. He should have no issues adjusting to the pace at St James Park and will also have UEFA Champions League football to look forward to.
With Casemiro and Christian Eriksen impressing, it is difficult to see McTominay regain his previous prominence at the Theatre of Dreams. A move elsewhere will certainly do him wonders and give him the opportunity to begin anew.
Newcastle are a team on the rise and could do with players who offer their solidity. It is easy to see why Howe favours McTominay and it remains to be seen if he will land his man on the second time of asking.