Scott McTominay to Newcastle?

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They have also expressed an interest in Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, after learning the player is worried about a lack of game time under Erik ten Hag. The Scotland international is widely liked by Newcastle’s management team and the North East club will bid if they are offered any encouragement from Old Trafford to do so. Telegraph Sportunderstands McTominay is understood to be open to moving to St James’ Park.
 

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Would be a good move for the lad but we'd have to bring a replacement in, preferably first.
 

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I can see him moving in the summer he's clearly the 4th choice option in centre midfield and Newcastle would be a good move for him.

He can't leave until a replacement arrives be that a new signing or Hannibal or Mainoo coming up from the academy next season.

He's one they might look to cash in on in the summer if they get the right sort of offer.
 

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It'd be a good move for him, as he's going to get more playing time there than here. Unless the money is good, and we need it to fund other purchases, I'm not sure I let him go. He's not good enough to be first choice, but he's a solid professional who puts in a consistent 6.5/10 with the odd blinder in him. A modern Darren Fletcher if you will. Those players come in handy.
 

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If he does leave the buying club would be getting a top pro, honest as the day is long on the pitch, and do a decent job in midfield/central defence and up front for them.

In an ideal World if he would be happy with a bit-part roll I'd keep him around, but if we need to sell to bring funds in that's different.
 

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Think they need to sort out Fred's contract before they can let McTominay go.

Also, depends on what Newcastle are offering he's a tricky player to put a price on but surely he's worth somewhere between £20-30m.
 

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I dunno we got £15m for Garner from Everton who hadn't played in the prem.

I think we have a habit of under valuing our players.

If Newcastle think he's good enough to be part of their squad and they're looking to be a competitive side next season then he must be worth something. They paid 40m for Bruno Guimares and 25m for Joe Willock. I'd say McTominay is worth at least what they paid for Willock maybe a little bit more.

I wonder if Newcastle are looking to add a few homegrown players to the squad as they grow it.

Put it another way I'm pretty sure they told us 50m a few years back for Sean Longstaff so they clearly value very average tall centre mids highly.
 

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Think they need to sort out Fred's contract before they can let McTominay go.

Also, depends on what Newcastle are offering he's a tricky player to put a price on but surely he's worth somewhere between £20-30m.
Neither are worth keeping.
 

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Neither are worth keeping.

Think long term that is fair but we can't sell and replace both in one summer so I think one has to stay. Unless someone's willing to make a decent offer for Fred he probably stays.

Fred I think is the better player so I'd be trying to get him a new contract sorted and keep him for a few years.

Money this summer will be going on centre forwards.
 

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I think Utd have to raise some money through sales, there's no chance they can sell Donny in the summer with his knee injury.

You've got talented youngsters like Hanibal and Mainoo coming up so there probably needs to be a bit of space made in the squad for them and there's no way we can go and spend another £250m in the summer on the credit card.

McTominay if there's good offers they'll have to listen same for Fred if there was interest in him. If I had to pick the one to stay I'd probably just about go with Fred as I think he can be a decent partner to Casemiro in big games but he could also play alongside Eriksen. I'm not convinced McTominay will form a decent partnership with either if we had an injury and he needed to go in for a run of games.

Then there's the players side if McTominay wants to be a first team regular he'll likely have to move on.
 

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I wouldn’t categorize McTominay as deadwood, but I would think he's expendable if Newcastle want to give us £30+m. We've done a terrible job of selling players over the past few seasons, and we're probably staring down the barrel of some FFP implications and need to sell before we buy this summer. McTominay could be a useful squad player who has a complete blinder in him once or twice a season, but realistically, the cash would be better spent upgrading our CF/RB/AM.

Funny, that I'd rather sell him than Fred, which would not have been the case in the summer.
 

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