Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay turned down a deadline day move to Fulham, Fabrizio Romano reports.
Scott McTominay is attracting plenty of discussion right now amid his continued scoring streak at international level for Scotland.
He was also subject of a late transfer offer from Fulham, who wanted to sign him to replace Joao Palhinha, who was wanted by Bayern Munich at £55 million.
Fabrizio Romano has explained via The United Stand how McTominay snubbed the move, with Palhinha’s switch to Bayern subsequently collapsing.
Scott McTominay snubbed Fulham
Scott McTominay remains open-minded on his future, but did not want to join Fulham, Fabrizio Romano explains.
He said: “In the final hours of the window, Fulham were really keen on signing Scott McTominay. That’s the reality.
“I think that deal was very advanced between clubs from what I’m hearing because Fulham were prepared to put some part of the money for the Palhinha deal to Bayern, to Scott McTominay.
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“From what I’m hearing it was the player who says no. Scott McTominay did not want to join Fulham.
“He preferred to stay at Manchester United and consider his future in January or next summer.”
Scott McTominay playing time this season
Scott McTominay is out of favour at Manchester United, selected for only the scraps of two games so far this season.
He has made two appearances for a combined seven minutes total, despite United’s indifferent form.
United have now also signed Sofyan Amrabat to add into the midfield, which could further limit McTominay’s chances.
There will at some stage come a need to rotate, especially with Champions League and Carabao Cup competitions being set to start later this month.
McTominay will have a point to prove, and some added confidence amid his international form.