Preston North End recently pulled off a major coup and managed to snap up Josh Harrop on a free transfer.
Harrop penned a four year deal with Preston after agreeing to join rather than staying at Manchester United.
A number of players are now considering this path to the top.
Ryan Ledson, for instance, recently left Everton to join Oxford United on a permanent deal and is already attracting top flight interest again after impressing with regular playing time in League One.
Other Premier League academy players like to go out on loan and Preston could also be looking in the loan market this summer as they do not have a sizeable budget.
With less financial muscle to flex than their competitors, Preston could look for a loan raid on Manchester United to land one of Josh Harrop’s former team-mates.
Scott McTominay should definitely be on Preston’s wishlist this summer.
The towering central midfielder – who stands at 6ft 4in – is able to play deeper in midfield or further up the field.
His presence in midfield would certainly make him a handful for Championship clubs and he already has the physicality to cope with a demanding league.
With two Premier League appearances under his belt, the 20-year-old could really benefit from a season in the Championship to aid his development.
Alongside Josh Harrop, Scott McTominay could help Preston with their promotion push next season and really stake a claim for a place in the Manchester United team if he impresses.
This move could suit all parties.
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