Scott McTominay next club odds: West Ham odds on to sign Man Utd midfielder after rumoured bid

West Ham are now odds on to sign Manchester United and Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay this summer.

talkSPORT BET have shortened the Hammers to 2/5 to sign the central midfielder this summer, following reports of a £60m double bid for both the Scot and Harry Maguire.

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The 26-year-old joined Man Utd’s academy at the age of five and has been with the club ever since.

Having progressed through the youth teams, the Scotland international has gone on to make over 200 first team appearances for the Red Devils, winning his first piece of silverware with them by lifting last season’s Carabao Cup.

The midfielder, who has two years remaining on his current contract, started only 10 Premier League matches last season for United following the signings of Casemiro and Christian Eriksen, and will likely find minutes hard to come by at Old Trafford again next season.

With Scotland in a strong position to qualify for just their second major tournament this century, the midfielder may decide he wants as many Premier League minutes as possible in preparation for next summer’s Euros, which may mean leaving his boyhood club.

West Ham have been linked as the most likely destination for the Lancashire-born player, with David Moyes taking a liking to the midfielder.

The Hammers have lost their club captain and star player in the form of Declan Rice to Arsenal this summer for over £100m, and David Moyes and his staff will have a long list of potential replacements for the England international.

McTominay is likely to be high on that list, with the Scotland international having been linked with a move to the London Stadium over the last few transfer windows, and with the money earned from Rice’s sale, West Ham are in a position to splash some cash.

Irons midfielder Tomas Soucek only has one year left on his current deal too, leaving only Lucas Paqueta and Flynn Downes as the club’s senior central midfielders with deals going on beyond next season, an issue the club will be keen to fix.

West Ham’s triumph in winning last season’s Europa Conference League, their first major trophy since 1980, means that they get a spot in next season’s Europa League group stage which could be key in their pursuit of new signings this summer.

Scott McTominay next club odds (talkSPORT BET)

  • West Ham – 2/5
  • Everton – 12/1
  • Newcastle – 12/1
  • Any Italian club – 12/1
  • Celtic – 16/1
  • Any French club – 16/1
  • Any German club – 16/1
  • Any Spanish club – 16/1
  • Crystal Palace – 25/1
  • Leicester – 33/1
  • Nottingham Forest – 33/1

Newcastle have also been linked with a move for the midfielder, and are currently priced behind West Ham at 12/1 to sign the Scotland international, though they’d previously been as low as 9/4.

The Magpies would be able to offer the 26-year-old Champions League football next season, should he make the move, which is something that other competitors for the Scot’s signature don’t have the luxury of doing.

Eddie Howe’s side exceeded many expectations last season as they reached the final of the Carabao Cup, and finished fourth in the Premier League, their highest finish since 2003.

The squad is likely to have a busy summer in terms of new signings, with Howe needing to increase the strength and depth of his squad to accommodate the increased workload that European football brings, along with competing at the top end of the Premier League again.

Everton were favourites earlier in the summer to sign McTominay, but have since been overtaken in the race according to the bookies, with those odds now reaching 12/1.

The Toffees secured their place in the Premier League for this coming season after a dramatic win on the final day of the last campaign to seal their survival at the expense of 2016 champions Leicester.

The Merseyside club have already announced the departure of academy graduate midfielder Tom Davies this summer, and will be wary of the contracts of fellow midfield trio Abdoulaye Doucoure, Idrissa Gueye and Alex Iwobi which all expire in 12 months time.

McTominay can bring Champions League experience and an improvement in the strength and depth of the current Toffees side which Dyche will see as a huge benefit to his side.

A move to Italy has also been rumoured at 12/1, with Roma apparently interested in the Scot, as has a move north of the border to Scotland, where he has become a firm favourite following his performances in Euro 2024 qualifying for the nation, to join current champions Celtic at 16/1.

There are also rumours linking McTominay with a move abroad, with potential transfers to France, Germany and Spain all priced at 16/1.

Crystal Palace are slightly further behind in the race for the midfielder as they look for a potential replacement for Cheick Doucoure who’s been linked with a move away.

The Eagles are priced at 25/1.

East Midlands sides Leicester and Nottingham Forest, meanwhile, are a long shot at 33/1 to sign the Manchester United man.

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