£45 million for McTominay?


£40 million for McTominay?

The Irons have reportedly been put off by Manchester United’s valuation of Scott McTominay.

The 26-year-old played 39 times for Man United last season, and has shown phenomenal form for Scotland in 2023.

Five goals in four Euro 2024 qualifiers have catapulted Scotland to the top of their group, as only Romelu Lukaku and  Rasmus Hojlund have scored more.

Because of that run of form, it appears that the Manchester club will not let McTominay leave for less than £45m this summer.

Is he worth £45m ? I don’t think so.

So, our default position seems to be James Ward-Prowse… yet again !

We have reportedly offered £25m which is significantly less than the £40m Southampton want. Perhaps the fact that the Saints are now in the Championship they may find it tougher to play hardball in negotiations.

Nevertheless, I am not a Ward-Prowse fan, he is not renowned for his decision making and he tends to go missing in games, but I admit that he does take a good free kick. But that is hardly the reason to spend a chunk of the Rice money on the 29 year old.

These are not the type of moves West Ham should be making as they set about rebuilding and spending the Arsenal money.

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  • Hammeroo says:

    Agree with you regarding Ward-Prowse. I thought he was 28, and maybe he was when Moyse first started getting interested. During the time Dithering Dave ponders a decision, many of us have aged a few years!

    However I think it might be worth us coughing up £45mill for a 26 year old McTominay. He is still young enough to justify the asking price and, as you have reported, has been in good form of late. He is quite dynamic and works his socks off. Maybe his ability from a dead ball is not of sufficient standard for Moyes though. We all know how he sees set pieces as the way to score goals. None of this attacking open play stuff for our football supremo!

  • hammerpete6 says:

    They see us coming and stick a big old price on players. Why do we want them if the host club don’t? Are they really our planned target, sufficient to blow half of the Dec Dosh on?

  • Buster says:

    McTominay isn’t worth half of the £45m valuation. He’s never been a player that dominates, has he?

    As for the 28-year old Ward Prowse? Wasn’t it his team that went missing at times? We all know that playing with better players results in a better individual performance. He’d raise his game by having to play for his place.

    I hope West Ham sign Gallagher first.

  • Austrick says:

    Stop playing mind games with Top Six teams. None of them would do us any favours. British players are well over-priced. Not a lot of news from European teams wanting to offload. If we can’t afford oil paintings a few good water colours will do.

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