Everton may offer a lifeline to a Man United 50m player, Dyche wants to strengthen a key area

Reports suggest that Everton is contemplating a potential move for Scott McTominay, the Manchester United midfielder, although they face competition from Newcastle, writes the TeamTalk.

The 26-year-old has seen his playing time diminish at Old Trafford this season, leading to speculation that manager Erik ten Hag is willing to part ways with him for the right price.

McTominay’s reduced role in the team can be attributed to the arrivals of Casemiro, Christian Eriksen, and Marcel Sabitzer, and the situation could worsen if Mason Mount joins Manchester United in the upcoming transfer window. Despite making 24 appearances in the Premier League this season, the majority of them came as a substitute.

Consequently, McTominay is open to the possibility of joining another Premier League club during the summer transfer window. Newcastle has expressed interest in acquiring the services of the Scottish international, making them a potential destination. Eddie Howe, the Newcastle manager, is expected to make several additions to bolster the squad’s depth as they prepare to compete in the Champions League next season.

However, there is no guarantee that McTominay would secure a place in Newcastle’s starting lineup, given the contributions of players such as Bruno Guimaraes, Joelinton, and Sean Longstaff, who have been instrumental in the team’s success. As a result, the midfielder may consider exploring other options beyond Newcastle.