Everton could be handed a boost as Manchester United consider offloading Scott McTominay.
That’s according to The Guardian, who have reported that Erik ten Hag will allow the midfielder to leave if they receive a considerable offer for him.
McTominay became a regular at Manchester United in previous seasons, however his game time has decreased following Erik ten Hag’s arrival as he managed only ten starts in the Premier League.
The Athletic claimed earlier this month that Everton were among the clubs very interested in signing the Scot, who has two years remaining on his contract at Old Trafford.
Newcastle United previously looked a very likely destination for McTominay, however the arrival of Sandro Tonali from AC Milan has flattened any chance of that happening.
The Red Devils still see McTominay as a valuable squad member and so won’t be willing to move him on for cheap, with the Daily Mail reporting that they will demand around £40 million for his signature.
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Should Everton pay £40m for Scott McTominay?
While his time at Manchester United hasn’t been easy, the midfielder has shown he is extremely talented on many occasions.
The Scotland international has received plenty of praise for his performances, with Ten Hag previously declaring his happiness for having McTominay in his squad following their 2-0 win over the Toffees in April.
“Great player, great personality,” Ten Hag said. “So happy I have him in my squad. He gives all his energy, never gives up, so it’s great.”
There is no doubt that McTominay would be a very solid signing for Everton, but the only way the £40m price tag seems reasonable is if they were to offload Amadou Onana.
With Everton slapping a £55m price tag on the Belgian last month, the Merseyside club could potentially snap up McTominay and have another £15m left over to play with.
In fact, Manchester United have been linked with a move for Onana themselves, so a potential swap deal could be on the cards.