England may call up Manchester United’s Scott McTominay, as they look to beat out Scotland to secure his services. That’s according to ESPN’s sources.
Apparently, the Three Lions could hand the 21-year-old the opportunity to play for them as early as next month, ensuring that he’d play for the country for his birth.
However, McTominay has Scottish grandparents, meaning he’s eligible to play for either nation; and it’s completely his call.
Having made 16 first-team appearances for Manchester United, the latest of which coming in the Champions League against Sevilla, McTominay’s stock is certainly on the rise.
At this point in time, I’d urge the young man to just think about playing for Jose Mourinho and Manchester United. He’s young enough to make a decision about his future at a later date, perhaps addressing it over the summer when he has time to meticulously plan his international future.
Let’s be realistic, I highly doubt that England are going to take him aboard the plane to Russia barring disastrous injury if he does choose Gareth Southgate, so there is absolutely no reason for him to rush into a career choice that he may come to regret sooner rather than later.