Manchester United mull over midfielder’s future with Premier League club planning swoop

Manchester United are reportedly planning to oversee Scott McTominay’s exit this summer. 

According to Fabrizio Romano via his exclusive Daily Briefing column with CaughtOffside, the United hierarchy turned down offers for McTominay in January but could be willing to sanction a deal for his exit at the end of the season.

Romano said: “Manchester United rejected all January offers for Scott McTominay but this summer they will be discussed again.”

McTominay marked his 200th appearance for the Red Devils on March 9, when they oversaw a 4-1 win against Real Betis in a Europa League last-16 clash.

The Scotsman is an academy graduate who joined the club in 2002 and worked his way through the youth ranks to progress into a key player for the first-team squad.

McTominay celebrates his iconic winning goal in the Manchester derby

He has however, fallen out of favour this season with the arrivals of Casemiro, Christian Eriksen and Marcel Sabitzer, as well as Fred’s resurgence in form. McTominay has consequently moved down the pecking order, which is likely why he is open to agreeing a move elsewhere at the end of the season.

McTominay to Newcastle?

Romano added that “Newcastle United and Eddie Howe really like McTominay.” 

The Magpies’ revival under Howe and quest to obtain Champions League football will have made them an attractive prospect for McTominay to join. He could cement his place in the starting line-up and play a pivotal role in the ongoing project at St. James’ Park.

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