Manchester United are planning to offload Scott McTominay this summer and according to Football Scotland, Scottish side Celtic FC is one of the sides interested in signing the midfielder.
United have just signed Mason Mount from Chelsea and they still need to bring in two or three more players which is why Erik ten Hag is eager to get rid of all the deadwood from his squad to be able to raise funds for the incoming players.
Scott McTominay featured in 24 Premier League games this season out of which only 10 were starts so it’s pretty clear that the midfielder is not part of Ten Hag’s long-term plans. Casemiro and Eriksen were the first-choice central midfield pair last time around and now that Mount has arrived, McTominay will fall further down the pecking order.
Does Celtic FC have any chance of signing the Man United midfielder?
Celtic FC is obviously not the only club that wishes to sign the midfielder but there’s no way the SPFL side will even come close to landing the 26-year-old.
The first major reason why this transfer won’t happen is because Manchester United want around €46 million for the Scotsman and there’s no way Celtic will be able to arrange such a steep fee for a single player.
Their club record fee currently stands at €10.3 million which they had paid for Odsonne Edouard during the 18/19 season and their second most expensive signing was Chris Sutton who joined them from Chelsea at the turn of the century.
The second reason why Celtic FC are not even in this transfer race is that Everton, West Ham United and Newcastle are all keeping tabs on McTominay and the midfielder will any day want to remain in the EPL instead of heading back home.
Newcastle have just signed AC Milan’s Sandro Tonali so they will probably back off from this race but West and Everton are more than capable of meeting Man United’s transfer demands. The Hammers have lost Declan Rice to Arsenal and David Moyes views McTominay as a direct replacement.
His current market value is €25 million and his contract with United expires in 2025 so realistically, Man United will have to settle for a fee of around €30-35 million which won’t be a problem for Everton or West Ham.
We believe Celtic’s name has just been mentioned because Scott McTominay is a Scottish lad but realistically, there is a slim chance that he will want to return to his homeland.