West Brom had a Deadline Day bid for Manchester United midfielder, Scott McTominay rejected, according to The Sun.
The report reveals that the youngster was willing to take the bold step down to the Championship, but the Premier League giants weren’t keen to let him leave in January.
It is thought that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer rates the 22-year-old highly and sees him as part of his plans for the remainder of the season.
McTominay broke through to the United first-team this season and has impressed the Old Trafford faithful ever since.
But since Jose Mourinho was dismissed as manager, the Scotsman has struggled to retain his place in the starting XI ahead of the likes of Paul Pogba and Ander Herrera in the pecking order.
McTominay is ahead of summer signing, Fred in the midfield pecking order though, which is partly why the Manchester United boss was keen to keep him at the club.
West Brom could have benefitted from having a player of McTominay’s quality in their side, and he would have been confident of playing a crucial role in their promotion bid this season.
But with Manchester United rejecting the bid, the youngster will be hoping that he can force his way back into the starting XI for the Red Devils.
This would have been the type of signing that West Brom needed.
McTominay has been impressive in his breakthrough season for Manchester United, and he would have been a real coup for the Baggies if they had a bid accepted.
I’m not surprised to see the Red Devils reject their bid though, as he is a useful player to rely upon when needed this season.