By Aramide Oladipo
Wolves have failed in their attempt to sign Manchester United starlet Scott McTominay on the final day of the transfer window, according to a report.
The Express and Star claims that the Championship side tabled an offer for the 20-year-old on deadline day but it was emphatically rejected by the Manchester giants.
The newspaper reports that the Premier League side want to keep hold of the midfielder this season despite United investing money in bringing Nemanja Matic to the club this summer.
Wolves were left frustrated on Thursday as Sky Sports reported that their attempt to sign striker Jurgen Locadia fell through as his club PSV blocked the move at the eleventh hour.
Although Wolves have brought in a number of quality players this summer, McTominay would have been a fine addition to the squad.
The youngster managed to break into the United first-team during the latter stages of last season, making a total of two Premier League appearances.
The midfielder travelled with United in this summer’s pre-season tour and he found himself on the scoresheet in the 3-0 victory against Valerenga.
Football Insider verdict
Wolves shouldn’t be too disappointed with their failure to secure the signature of the United midfielder this summer. Nuno Espirito Santo has already enjoyed a superb start to his managerial career in England as his side have won three of their opening five league matches. McTominay could have offered more depth to squad but the Championship side always have the option of trying to strike a deal in the January transfer window if United decide to change their stance on the youngster. It’s potentially great news for McTominay as it indicates that he is set to enjoy more minutes with the United first-team this season, most likely in domestic cup competitions.
In other Wolves transfer news, Wolves also tabled a massive bid for this Premier League striker on deadline day.