Man Utd 'willing to sell' McTominay as Newcastle eager to raid Red Devils

Man Utd 'willing to sell' McTominay as Newcastle eager to raid Red Devils

Manchester United are expected to shake up their ranks further at the end of the season, regardless of whether a takeover has been completed.

Manchester United are reportedly willing to sell Scott McTominay this summer amid interest from Newcastle. The midfielder has been deemed surplus to requirements at Old Trafford, with Erik ten Hag expected to bring in new arrivals once the transfer window opens.

The United boss is keen to revamp his ranks further at the end of the season, with his major overhaul far from complete. Ten Hag welcomed Casemiro and Christian Eriksen to the Red Devils last summer, though the Dutchman still does not appear to believe that he has the core of his squad up to standard.

Barcelona playmaker Frenkie de Jong and Borussia Dortmund star Jude Bellingham have both been eyed, with United also in the race to sign Chelsea midfielder Mason Mount. With at least one new arrival on the way and Fred also making a mark when called upon over the past few days, McTominay’s days at the Theatre of Dreams look numbered.

According to Newcastle World, United are willing to offload the Scotland international this summer in order to raise funds for other transfers. Selling McTominay is seen as the ideal way to bolster Ten Hag’s ‘transfer kitty’ and will relieve any stress on their Financial Fair Play status, despite the fact the player has shone in recent weeks, scoring four goals in two games for Scotland on the international break.

Newcastle have also made signing a midfielder a priority for the summer, and McTominay has been admired since the January transfer window when it became clear that he was out of favour – following United rushing to sign Marcel Sabitzer on loan after Eriksen sustained an injury.

Eddie Howe is looking for another quality playmaker to complete his three-man midfield, with Bruno Guimaraes and Joelinton irreplaceable at St James’ Park as it stands. Transfermarkt value McTominay at £22million, a fee which is well within the reach of the Magpies.

Though former United star Louis Saha has urged McTominay, who has been in flying form over the international break with four goals in two appearances, to speak with Ten Hag at the end of the season before pushing for an exit, telling Betfred: “I’m a big fan of Scotty. I feel a bit sorry for him because when Casemiro arrived, you knew that Scott would need the time to learn from him. Who knows, he could potentially be a partner for Casemiro in the future.

“Newcastle United are a club that certainly want to go places and from Scott’s personal perspective, I can understand that he wants to focus on his own career and reach the highest level possible, but I would be sad to see him go. I would advise him to wait and see what Erik ten Hag has planned for him going into next season first.”

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