Reported Celtic target Scott McTominay has today signed a new contract at Manchester United.
The midfielder has signed a new deal that will tie him to Old Trafford until 2023. This comes just days after Celtic were apparently in advanced talks to sign him on a loan deal.
The idea of the deal didn’t go down too well with supporters. And it seems as though interest has cooled over the last several days since the backlash to the proposed deal.
McTominay himself had reservations about coming to Parkhead. He was unsure whether he would get the game-time required considering how competitive it is in the Celtic midfield.
He was quite right too. The likes of Callum McGregor, Ryan Christie, Scott Brown, and Olivier Ntcham would’ve all been more highly-regarded than McTominay.
The deal also apparently lay with whether Marouane Fellaini left United or not. But there’s been nothing to suggest that he’ll be making a move anytime soon.
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Regardless, McTominay doesn’t appear to be in advanced talks with Celtic anymore. A deal hasn’t been agreed, and Celtic fans are demanding the club strengthen in more important positions.
There have also been rumours of interest from the club in Nick Powell. At this stage, it’s anyone’s guess as to who Celtic truly want to boost their midfield options. Any deal for Powell would also be made at the end of the season too.
United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has labelled McTominay as someone with a “bright future”. But there doesn’t appear to be any advancement on some of that future being at Parkhead.
The Red Devils youngster made 25 appearances for United last season. He’s followed that up with a further eight this term.
United clearly rate him highly, and he wouldn’t make much sense in coming to Parkhead if he’s looking for consistent game-time.
It could be the case that he’ll hop right off on loan now that the new contract has been signed. But there’s nothing to suggest that move will be north to Glasgow’s East End.