Newcastle enquire about signing Scott McTominay from Manchester United - journalist
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Newcastle enquire about signing Scott McTominay from Manchester United - journalist

Journalist Keith Downie has claimed that Newcastle United have made an enquiry about signing Scott McTominay from Manchester United this month.

The Magpies have been unbelievable this season. They are currently third in the league table and are also in the semi-final of the Carabao Cup. That is an incredible achievement, but they are on the lookout for reinforcements ahead of the second half of the season.

McTominay, branded as ‘incredible’ by John McGinn, is apparently one of the names on their wish list.

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Newcastle enquire about signing Scott McTominay from Manchester United – journalist

Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton and Joe Willock have all been excellent for Newcastle in the middle of the park since the start of this season.

They are Howe’s undisputed first-choice starters at the moment, but the Magpies could do with some decent backup, and they have been linked with moves for plenty of midfielders over the last few weeks.

Youri Tielemans and Moises Caicedo have been rumoured to be on Howe’s shortlist, and Downie has now claimed that the Magpies have made contact with Manchester United to sign McTominay – ‘perhaps on loan’.

The journalist told GiveMeSport: “The one thing they’ve got in common [McTominay, Tielemans and Caicedo] is they’ve all played in the Premier League.

“I think there was an enquiry made for McTominay recently, perhaps even on loan, but I don’t think Man United want to do it.”

McTominay’s current contract at Old Trafford runs till the summer of 2025 and Manchester United have an option to extend that by another year.

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Newcastle are third in the table and boast the best defensive record in the entire Premier League – if you had told this to a Magpies fan when Steve Bruce was at the club, they would’ve laughed at your face.

Howe deserves enormous praise for the work he has done at St James’ Park since he took charge of the club. He saved them from the drop last season, and if things go to plan this campaign, they will end up qualifying for the Champions League.

McTominay, as much criticism as has come his way in recent years, has the experience of playing in Europe. When his confidence is high, he is more than a decent player, and he could be a great backup for Newcastle in the middle of the park.

However, Downie has suggested that Manchester United don’t want to let him go in this window.

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