Pundit questions whether Scott McTominay move to Celtic is viable

Former Celtic defender Mark Wilson has questioned whether Scott McTominay would take a pay cut to come to Celtic. Manchester United are reportedly keen to offload McTominay this summer as part of Erik Ten Haag’s overhaul but links to Celtic seem somewhat fanciful.

The Scotland Internationalist has been linked with a move to Celtic in recent weeks but the Clyde 1 Superscoreboard pundit doesn’t think that the midfielder would be enticed to swap Old Trafford for Paradise.
“When was the last player you heard who took a wage cut to move? There is very few of them.

“If you are tempting a player away from a club like Manchester United it is probably the opposite and you are giving them a few extra quid, and maybe the opportunity to play at the same level and with Champions League football. McTominay is a difficult one.

“I really like him and for Scotland he has been a star. He has that composure and he has played at a certain level where I think he would fit into the side. It’s one, transfer fee and two, the wage – that is what it all comes down to.”

McTominay is reportedly wanted by West Ham and Newcastle United this summer with a reported fee of £25m quoted for his services earlier this year. If there are no buyers, Celtic could offer a loan deal to attract McTominay.

Working with Brendan Rodgers, the Celtic support, challenging for silverware and the Champions League will appear to McTominay but in the age of vast disparities in the game, he will likely be looking for the same money he’s on at United rather than a pay cut.

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