Scott McTominay might not be a regular under Erik ten Hag, but he’s still attracting interest from another Premier League side.
The Scot started against Arsenal on Sunday but failed to contribute much in and out of possession, allowing the hosts to comfortably sustain attacks in statement 2-1 win. McTominay got his first league start since early October in the absence of suspended Casemiro.
Another no-show in the middle of the park underlined why he has been overlooked by Ten Hag in recent months. But his athleticism and ball-carrying ability are admired elsewhere.
According to The Athletic, Newcastle have held conversations about a January move for McTominay.
Eddie Howe has been on the lookout for a new midfielder and feels the Scotland international has traits to fit into his system at St James’ Park. McTominay was on Newcastle’s radar last summer as well.
However, the Magpies might have to wait until the end of the season to get the midfielder from their top-four rivals.
United are unwilling to sell any player in the closing days of the window. Despite the limited game time, the 26-year-old is seen as a valuable member of Ten Hag’s squad, who are still in all four competitions and are unlikely to find a suitable replacement at this stage of the window if they allow him to depart.