Newcastle United scouts are already making plans for future signings, and cast their eye over a Manchester United player during the international break.

The 2023 summer transfer window has only just closed, with the Magpies spending more than £100million on four new players. The club have taken a risk, investing heavily in young players like Tino Livramento and Lewis Hall. But while they might not have an immediate impact, the hope is that they will develop into top class players in the future.

Newcastle are always building towards the future now, which is why Toon scouts are already looking at who they could potentially sign in 2024.

And that is why, according to the Chronicle, a Newcastle scout was at Hampden Park on Tuesday night to watch England’s 3-1 win over Scotland.

Newcastle scout Scott McTominay

According to the Chronicle, Newcastle senior scout Mick Tait was in attendance for the friendly between Scotland and England on Tuesday night.

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The report states that he ‘ran the rule’ over Manchester United midfielder Scott McTominay and Watford centre-back Ryan Porteous.

Talk of Newcastle scouting McTominay is interesting, as he was heavily linked with a move to St James’ Park during the summer.

Newcastle failed to sign the Man United midfielder this summer

It was reported that the Magpies were going to make a bid for the ‘athletic‘ 26-year-old, and it felt like he was someone who the club were likely to sign.

However, Man United wanted too much money, and McTominay remained at Old Trafford.

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But the Scot is likely to struggle for minutes once again under Erik ten Hag, so speculation will continue over a move away.

That could open the door for Newcastle, who are obviously very fond of him. Howe is a big fan, and admires his ability to drive with the ball.

Newcastle have shown that they are more than willing to revisit former targets, and the fact they have already scouted McTominay hints that he could be on the Magpies’ radar once again in 2024.

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