Everton have emerged as a potential destination for Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay as the 26-year-old looks likely to depart Old Trafford.
The Scottish international, once labelled as ‘special’ by the special one himself Jose Mourinho, could be available this summer as Everton look to rebuild their squad.
That is according to The Athletic, who claim that Newcastle United are also keen on the Scot, as they prepare for Champions League football next season.
McTominay will of course be familiar with Everton’s young right-back Nathan Patterson, having played together for the Scottish national team, and with any luck the two will also be club teammates at the start of the new campaign.
The 26-year-old would be a superb addition to Everton’s squad, his composure on the ball and tenacity when seeking to retrieve it would be ideal for Sean Dyche’s brand of football.
Everton securing McTominay would be a summer coup as rebuild project gets underway
Indeed, the Blues will be looking to rebuild this summer, and with the future unclear for Belgian international Amadou Onana, McTominay could be an ideal replacement.
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There are also big things expected from 22-year-old James Garner this season, after an impressive second half of the campaign, and the two midfielders will also know each other well from their time together at Old Trafford.
Garner joined Everton last summer from Manchester United in a £15m deal, and despite setbacks with injuries, the Birkenhead-born player has now settled into life at Goodison Park.
The two could form a formidable partnership for Everton in the middle of the park, and at just 22 and 26-years-old respectively, there is still plenty of room for growth between them.
Making 144 Premier League appearances for Manchester United since 2017, McTominay has bags of experience, and could be a very shrewd signing should Sean Dyche secure his signature.