West Ham United view Scott McTominay as a replacement for Lucas Paqueta, although there’s no agreement with Manchester United.
According to Football Insider, West Ham United have identified Scott McTominay as a replacement for Lucas Paqueta. The latter remains heavily linked with a move to Manchester City, as David Moyes now wants his compatriot in his midfield.
There are plenty of things that are unclear concerning Scott McTominay. For starters, Manchester United have not been clear about their valuation of the Scottish midfielder, as some suggestions point to over £40 million.
Secondly, there’s no clarity on whether Erik ten Hag views McTominay as expendable and if the midfielder wants to leave the club. West Ham are interested, but reports insisted they are hesitant to pay a reported £40 million asking price.
Yet, David Moyes remains keen to add his compatriot to this West Ham midfielder that’s in danger of weakening further. The Hammers have already added Edson Alvarez and are on the verge of signing James Ward-Prowse after the sale of their skipper Declan Rice to Arsenal.
Even after making those two signings, Moyes may have enough funds to bring McTominay to his ranks. Despite reports suggesting they had made a double bid for him and Harry Maguire, they have yet to make a concrete approach for the 26-year-old Manchester United ace.
Moyes wants McTominay to join West Ham as a potential replacement for Lucas Paqueta. The Brazilian remains heavily linked to Manchester City, and there’s a big chance of his departure before the transfer deadline.
Manchester City have already seen a £70 million bid rejected by West Ham. They are confident of sealing this transfer after suggestions the Champions could look to include Cole Palmer in a part-exchange offer. Whether the Hammers are open to such a proposal remains a question, but they could demand a significant fee.
Other reports insisted Man City had already made an £88 million bid for Paqueta and that the Brazilian had already agreed to personal terms. Moyes knows the club are in real danger of losing the Brazilian in this window and would need an ideal replacement.
McTominay certainly has a different profile from Paqueta’s, but with Ward-Prowse, Moyes can inject some creativity into his midfield. It’s a matter of convincing the 26-year-old Manchester United ace and his club over a move in the coming days, especially if all signs point towards Paqueta’s departure.