Manchester United are reportedly close to reaching an agreement with Lazio for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, in a deal allegedly worth €100m.
The Red Devils lost Ander Herrera this summer and Paul Pogba’s future remains up in the air, as reported by the Metro.
That means Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should dip into the transfer market in attempt to bolster his midfield ahead of the transfer deadline. It doesn’t matter if Pogba stays because the midfield wasn’t good enough last season, even with Herrera involved!
United’s midfield is lacking in quality and the level of depth needed to challenge for a Premier League title.
It is expected that Scott McTominay, Andreas Pereira and Fred will play bigger roles this season. Solskjaer wants to give everyone a chance, but only McTominay from that list of three players fills me with a sense of hope.
Pereira hasn’t done enough to be considered a player Solskjaer can rely on, and Fred looks lost whenever he plays, constantly bumping into traffic and dispossessing the ball.
Alternatively, United could go back in for Milinkovic-Savic…
Italian outlet Corriere dello Sport claims his agent, former Chelsea player Mateja Kezman, was in England for talks with the Reds over his client on Friday. It’s been suggesting that this could be the start of a transfer that would see SMS join United in a transfer worth €100m in total.
Caciomercato have backed up that report, citing the original source, by adding further details that United will pay €75m up front, with an additional €15m in bonuses. Kezman could also get €10m in commissions.
It remains to be seen if Pogba will stay at United beyond the transfer deadline, but even if he does Solskjaer needs to push Ed Woodward and co to sign him another midfielder or two!