According to The Sun, Crystal Palace are keeping a close eye on Scott McTominay with a view to bringing him south this summer if he isn’t guaranteed game-time under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer next season.
Old Trafford chiefs, however, are keen to keep the Scotsman at the club – the Eagles will have their work cut out for them if they want to prise him away, but it would be well worth it if Roy Hodgson can get the ace to gel with two of his current options.
Well, The Sun reports that the SE25 outfit are keen on the towering 22-year-old, who made 22 appearances and scored two goals for the Red Devils in 2018/19, as former England boss Hodgson looks to bolster his ranks ahead of another Premier League campaign.
The nine-cap international is reportedly unsure of his future under Solskjaer having been a regular starter under Jose Mourinho and could therefore be tempted to trade Manchester for London in the coming months.
McTominay would surely be seen as a top signing for the Eagles if they can get him through the door as it would give Hodgson a truly fantastic array of midfielders to choose from next campaign, but it’s the possibility of a partnership in the future with two current Palace players that really makes this deal enticing.
The south Londoners already have plenty of options in the middle of the park but most are currently in their prime or twilight years, so will need replacing in the next few years – or maybe not.
If Palace can bring 6 ft 3 McTominay to Selhurst Park, they could be the envy of the teams around them in 2023, by which time the aforementioned United star, Jairo Riedewald and Max Meyer will be at their peak.
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Neither Dutchman Riedewald nor former Schalke man Meyer have been afforded ample opportunities in order to make their mark on the starting XI, with the former limited to cup appearances and the latter played out of position, but both have shown plenty of promise and quality.
Meyer may yet thrive in the number 10 role, while a mouthwatering pairing of Riedewald and McTominay behind the German will give Palace the perfect blend of power and precision.
What do you think, Eagles fans? Would you like to see this happen in the next few years? Let us know in the comments below…