As the rumour mill starts to ramp up, are Celtic taking a look at Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay?

The Scottish international has been the subject of loan bids from England and Scotland, according to the BBC. That surely means that either Celtic or Rangers are taking a look at his availability this month.

A decision has yet to be made from Manchester United on if he’ll even be allowed to leave in January. Being contracted to United until 2022, the Old Trafford club still have high hopes for him.

Scott McTominay is building up plenty of experience at Manchester United (Matthew Peters/Man Utd via Getty Images)

McTominay has seriously broken through at the Theatre of Dreams over the last 18 months. Whilst he still isn’t a first-choice starter, he’s made an impressive 11 appearances for club and country this term. For a club as big and talent-filled as United, that’s notable.

This follows on from last season, when the midfielder made a total of 25 appearances for the Red Devils.

No confirmed Celtic interest as of yet

There’s no confirmation as of yet of Celtic’s interest. As mentioned before, it could even be the case that Rangers are the ones currently interested. But both sides of Glasgow would be the only clubs in the country that could surely afford looking into this.

It would, however, be extremely surprising if Celtic were in for McTominay. The news comes just hours after the club apparently turned down a move for Yaya Toure. Celtic clearly feel as though they don’t need more depth in the midfield, and they would be right in thinking that.

McTominay has appeared for Scotland on five occasions (Leonardo Fernandez/Getty Images)

McTominay is an impressive prospect, but remains extremely raw. Celtic already have two loan signings in the door in Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah respectively. A third would be a real surprise.

McTominay also isn’t an attacking midfielder. He would be more likely to occupy one of the two holding roles behind the number 10 position. Given the likes of Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie, Olivier Ntcham, and Scott Brown often perform there, this move would feel a tad pointless.

What do you make of this report? Is McTominay worth considering at Celtic Park? Is it more likely to be Rangers or even Aberdeen who are interested here? Let us know your opinion in the comments.

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