Football site 90Min claim Leeds United and a number of other Premier League clubs have made an enquiry to sign Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay this month – with the Scotland star falling down the pecking order.
McTominay, 26, was a regular in United’s midfield at the start of the season along with Brazil player Fred. But since the signing of Casemiro, Erik ten Hag has partnered the ex-Real Madrid star with Christian Eriksen at Old Trafford.
That has seen McTominay’s game time reduce. Indeed, the Lancaster-born Scotland international has failed to start a Premier League match since the beginning of October. A far cry from netting a brace against Leeds in a 6-2 win.
90Min say Everton, Leeds, Southampton, West Ham and Leicester have asked for McTominay. But Manchester United have rejected those approaches. Donny van de Beek has just been ruled out for the rest of the season.
Leeds make enquiry to sign Manchester United midfielder McTominay
Leeds are now paying more attention to their midfield. The signings of Max Wober – and the imminent arrival of Georginio Rutter – solve the issues at left-back and up top. Midfield is arguably the next place to invest in.
Phil Hay reports that Leeds structured a move for Rutter to allow them to invest in a midfielder. Azzedine Ounahi is another linked. Maybe, after asking about £78k-a-week McTominay – only to be told he is not leaving in January.
So, a midfielder is on the radar at leeds before the end of the month. But it does not seem likely that that signing will be McTominay with Erik ten Hag keen to keep him. Lassana Coulibaly, an ex-Rangers loanee, has also been linked.
Tyler Adams lacks cover and Marc Roca’s form has been questionable. Adam Forshaw’s injuries continue to crop up. Darko Gyabi struggled against Cardiff, and Wober is expected to play in defence. Midfield additions are required.