Why Celtic should sign Scott McTominay on loan this month
According to a report in the Scottish Sun, Celtic are interested in taking Scott McTominay on loan from Manchester United. The 22-year-old hasn’t played much football this season, even under new manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.
He came on in the last minute against Tottenham, which has been his only appearance for the Red Devils since the departure of Jose Mourinho.
It is now suggested that the Old Trafford hierarchy are pondering over sending the Scotland international out on loan. This has alerted the Hoops, who are ahead in the race to sign the midfielder.
As per the report, Championship duo Leeds United and Aston Villa wanted him in the summer but United refused to sell. However, with the current situation in mind, they can let him go, at least on loan. Here’s why Celtic should make sure that McTominay’s next destination is the Parkhead:
McTominay’s quality would be vital for the Hoops
After a wobbly start, Brendan Rodgers’ men have done well to resurrect their season to a distance that they are in the race to win another treble. The Scottish League Cup is already in the bag and they are leading the league table, although Rangers are tight at the back.
Europa League campaign will resume next month with Valencia on the menu. And finally, they are one of the favourites, as always, to win the Scottish Cup which starts this weekend.
Hence, we can safely say that the Hoops have a lot of games during the second half of this season. It means that squad rotation would be necessary from the manager, especially in the midfield and the attack. Thus, signing an extra central midfielder on loan wouldn’t be a bad option at all.
Scott McTominay can play as a defensive midfielder or as one of the central midfielders. His quality on and off the ball is something which could really make the difference for the Hoops. The 22-year-old has a good passing range, possesses a good mind to read the game and control it in the midfield.
Furthermore, the Scotland international can allow the manager to play different formations. All in all, the Manchester United man would bring something distinct to the Celtic squad.
If the Scottish champions are eager to win another treble, McTominay should arrive at the Parkhead by the end of this month.