The future of Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay has been up in the air for a while now, and with his game time set to be limited next season, following the arrival of Mason Mount, the Scottish midfielder may have to look at his options.
One of the options that have presented itself in recent hours is believed to be AS Roma, managed by former United boss Jose Mourinho.
That’s according to Italian football reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, who claims that Mctominay is on the list of midfield targets for the Italian side, alongside Renato Sanches and recent United loanee, Marcel Sabitzer.
Mourinho, who gave McTominay his debut back in 2017 against Arsenal, is believed to be interested in a reunion with the 26-year-old.
In a report last week from the Daily Mail, United are believed to be open to the sale of Mctominay, but only if his £40 million valuation is met, but United are also open to keeping the midfielder if his valuation isn’t met.
A McTominay sale could lead to the acquisition of a second midfielder
The potential sale of the midfielder, who has made 237 appearances in all competitions, could see United pivot to a second midfielder later in the summer and there have been links to Fiorentina’s Sofyan Amrabat.
The Morrocan, who was crucial to his national side’s shock World Cup run to the semi-final, has been linked with a move to Manchester in recent times.
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If United did manage to sell McTominay to Roma or indeed Newcastle, who are rumoured to be interested, for a fee of around £30-40m then moving for Amrabat would be an incredibly smart decision from the Old Trafford club.
If McTominay and Brazilian midfielder Fred are both shipped out and replaced by Amrabat, then United’s midfield depth would be fantastic.
With the addition of Mount, too, then United would have strength in depth, in an area in which they have needed depth for years.