Wolverhampton Wanderers have entered talks with Manchester United over securing a deadline day loan move for youngster Scott McTominay, according to reports.
The midfielder was handed a place in the match-day squad for the final five games of United’s season as Jose Mourinho rested players ahead of the Europa League final, making his senior debut with a cameo at Arsenal before impressing on his first full start against Crystal Palace on the final day of the season, with a youthful United emerging as 2-0 winners.
He was duly given a chance to impress the Portuguese over United’s pre-season tour of the United States and, perhaps more than any other youngster, looked right at home alongside first team players with his bold, physical, direct style in midfield, producing an enterprising display against Real Madrid and claiming his first senior goal against Valerenga in Oslo. Mourinho clearly sees something special in him, and his assistant, Rui Faria, has likewise expressed his admiration for the 20-year-old’s talent.
“Scott is a good professional and a talented kid, so he knows what he needs to do to have a career and a proper future,” he said soon after McTominay dazzled against Valerenga.
“We can see that playing football is something that he loves. The tour was very important for the kid because it helps his motivation and belief.”
And according to the Daily Record, Wolves boss Nuno Esparto Santo has pin-pointed the midfielder as his primary target on deadline day after their bid to sign Newcastle’s Jack Colback fell through. Mourinho was initially keen to keep McTominay around the first team this season but has allowed talks to commence between the two clubs in order to hand the youngster game time in the Championship this season.