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Newcastle keen on deal to sign Scott McTominay

An update has emerged on Newcastle United and their interest in Scott McTominay in the summer transfer window… 

What’s the talk?

According to The Times, via The Express, the Magpies have made an enquiry about a potential deal for the midfielder ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

The report claims that they are one of two teams keen on snapping the Scotland international up, as Dan Ashworth looks to improve Eddie Howe’s squad after bringing in Matt Targett, Nick Pope, and Sven Botman.

It is, however, stated that new Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag would like to keep the Old Trafford academy product at the club next term.

Imagine him & Bruno Guimaraes

If Newcastle can convince the Dutch boss to change his mind and manage to bring McTominay to St. James’ Park, Howe can form a strong midfield partnership with the Scot and Guimaraes.

The Brazilian gem has already shown that he has the quality to excel at Premier League level after catching the eye last term. He averaged a sublime SofaScore rating of 7.25 as he scored five goals and provided one assist in 11 starts for the club.

Whilst the former Lyon man can provide a big attacking threat and guile from the middle of the park, the Manchester United midfielder offers a defensive presence and is also proven in the top-flight.

Former Red Devils boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer previously hailed McTominay and his midfield partner Fred, saying:

“Those two are brilliant. They’re absolutely top. You just see Fred running forward today, scoring a goal. Scott is probably one of the best we have got at arriving in the box at the right time.

“He is a beast of a man physically; he has only played 20 minutes in pre-season – as a centre-back – because he has been nursing an injury.

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“Today, for me, you can see he is a man. So all the criticism on them two, I am completely against because I love them.”

The £73k-per-week machine made 3.3 tackles and interceptions and 2.0 clearances per game in the Premier League last term, showing that he makes a high volume of defensive actions and can screen the back four by sitting in a holding midfield role.

This would then free up Guimaraes to get forward on a regular basis as he would have a reliable, strong, number six behind him – making them a pairing with the potential to thrive on Tyneside next season.

AND in other news, Ashworth eyeing NUFC swoop for “dangerous” £30m dynamo, just imagine him & Wilson…

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