According to The Sun, Manchester United has placed a £50 million price tag on Scott McTominay in response to Newcastle United’s interest.
The 26-year-old’s current contract at Old Trafford expires in the summer of 2025, but the club can extend it for another year.
If United decides to let the midfielder go, they will demand at least £50 million. However, the club has stated that they are not in a rush to sell him because he is a valuable member of the squad.
McTominay has struggled for game time this season, as Casemiro and Christian Eriksen have been manager Erik ten Hag’s preferred central midfield pairing.
The Scotland international has made 21 league appearances but has only started ten of them.
Due to Casemiro’s suspension and Eriksen’s ankle injury, he started the last three league games. With the duo now available for selection, the 26-year-old may find himself on the bench once more.
McTominay should be sold by United.
United are heavy favorites to qualify for the Champions League next season. They are currently tied on points with third-placed Newcastle and three points ahead of fifth-placed Tottenham Hotspur.
Under new manager Erik ten Hag, the Red Devils will aim to compete for major titles next season.
While acquiring a new striker is expected to be a top priority, United is also expected to sign a quality midfielder during the summer transfer window.
McTominay will likely fall further down the pecking order if they add another midfielder.
The Scotland international will want regular playing time, which he might not get at Old Trafford next season.
If a good offer comes in, United should let him leave this summer.
The 26-year-old has been a key member of the team in recent years, but the Red Devils need to sign a better midfielder to progress.