By Simon Leyland
According to the Newcastle newspaper the Shields Gazette (“news you can trust since 1849″), the Manchester United midfielder and Newcastle target Scott McTominay has been urged to join West Ham this summer.
McTominay has only made the seven starts in the Premier League this term and has fallen out of favour under Erik ten Hag.
There has been constant rumours of him leaving the Mancs and reports have claimed that Newcastle manager Eddie Howe is eager to snap him up. However, former Liverpool winger Jermaine Pennant believes the midfielder would be better off at West Ham.
Speaking on talkSPORT Pennant said: ““If Declan Rice leaves, I think that will be a great purchase. A great addition for West Ham. (McTominay and Rice) are a similar kind of players.
“If I was McTominay, West Ham would be a good place to go.”
Apparently he would be available for £25 million but despite his two goals for Scotland against Spain yesterday , I am not sure where he would fit in.
I doubt that he would fill Declan`s shoes although perhaps it would work as competition competition for Tomas Soucek but the Declan issue is the one which first needs addressing surely.