Micah Richards Hails “Fantastic” £40M Rated Star Who West Ham Tried To Sign In The Summer

Micah Richards Hails “Fantastic” £40M Rated Star Who West Ham Tried To Sign In The Summer

BBC pundit Micah Richards has praised Scotland midfielder Scott McTominay following some outstanding performances for his country.

The West Ham transfer target has not been playing regularly for his club Manchester United but Richards told The Rest is Football podcast that the 26-year-old is a multi-faceted footballer:

“I just think he’s a really intelligent, hard-working midfielder who can do a job whatever you tell him. It’s just the chaos of Manchester United or the player who they had in the past, so they are always comparing him to Keane or Scholes and it’s always going to be difficult. But there is a player in there, I think he’s fantastic.”

Scotland are top of their Euro 2024 qualifying group and much of the credit has to go to McTominay for that, who has scored an incredible six goals in five matches, including a brace against Spain.

The midfielder will certainly be in demand when the transfer window reopens in January if United allow him to leave.

West Ham have tried to recruit McTominay recently

Back in early August, it was reported that the Hammers had made a combined £60m bid for Scott McTominay and his teammate Harry Maguire.

While negotiations continued for Maguire, with United prepared to accept £30m for the defender, a move for McTominay stalled as West Ham wouldn’t meet his £40m asking price.

Will the Hammers revive their interest?

As things stand, it is unlikely that manager David Moyes will pursue another midfielder in January, having signed Edson Alvarez and James Ward-Prowse last month.

However, based on his form for Scotland, McTominay could add extra goals to West Ham’s midfield; something that has been lacking since Tomas Soucek’s early days at the club.

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David Tully

David Tully

David has worked as a football reporter for the last fifteen years. Having started as an intern at Snack Media, he then went on to become a freelancer, working on various different sites. At the start of 2023, he took up his current role as content writer for National World's Football News Network.