Newcastle In Advanced Talks To Sign Manchester United Man

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Newcastle have been enjoying a transformation in more ways than one ever since the takeover in 2021.

On the pitch, the Magpies have gone from battling relegation to challenging for a top-four spot. They also came close to ending their 68-year wait for a major trophy, but fell short in the final of the League Cup against Manchester United.

Off the pitch, Eddie Howe’s side have already attracted star names like Kieran Trippier, Bruno Guimarães, Alexander Isak and Sven Botman to St James’ Park. Meanwhile, the structural revolution has seen Brighton’s technical director Dan Ashworth become the club’s sporting director.

Newcastle’s ambitious plans have now landed them in Manchester.

According to Fabrizio Romano, the Tyneside outfit are ‘in advanced talks’ to appoint David Harrison as their new head of emerging talent. Harrison is currently United’s head of young recruitment, but at Newcastle, he will work for the first team and oversee academy signings worldwide.

Newcastle are also monitoring the situation of Scott McTominay at Old Trafford, and are looking into a summer move for the Scotland international. The club expressed their interest in the United midfielder back in January, the Telegraph have reported.

Akin to Harrison, McTominay might be offered a more important role than at United. Howe feels the 26-year-old, who’s struggling for minutes at United, has the physical attributes to succeed in his side.