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Reports: Manchester United interested in signing £80m rated midfielder

20.65K   //    25 Feb 2018, 19:05 IST

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Mourinho is reportedly looking to strengthen his midfield

What's the rumour?

Serie A midfielder Milinkovic-Savic has been in fine form for Lazio this season and now latest reports in Daily Mirror claim that Manchester United are interested in signing the talented 22-year-old midfielder.

With Carrick's impending retirement and Fellaini set to leave in the summer, Mourinho is reportedly on the lookout for a physical presence in the midfield and Milinkovic-Savic is first on a shortlist which also supposedly has Nice's Jean Michael Seri and Napoli's Jorginho.

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Milinkovic-Savic has been one of Lazio's standout performers this season

A tall powerful presence in midfield for Lazio, Milinkovic-Savic has taken his game to new heights this season, His 9 goals and 3 assists have helped Lazio challenge for the Champions League spots this season while his physicality has helped the Serie A side win a number of balls back.

Dynamic on the ball and extremely skilled, Savic can definitely add an extra dimension to this Manchester United side.

The heart of the matter

Manchester United have really looked laborious in midfield this season and with Pogba struggling for form, the arrival of the Serie A star might just freshen up the team. The 22-year-old midfielder's market value is reportedly £80 million and Lazio will not like losing him for anything lesser than that evaluation.

The Serbian international has now long been linked with a move to Manchester United and it will be interesting to see if the move does indeed come to fruition in the summer transfer window.

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Rumour rating/probability


Manchester United will definitely need another midfielder next season. With Carrick retiring and Fellaini most probably on his way out, Milinkovic-Savic will be a perfect replacement.

This is not the first time Manchester United have been linked with the Serbian international and it will not come as a surprise if the Red Devils do indeed make a huge bid for him in the summer transfer window.


Author's take

Manchester United desperately need to add some creativity to their midfield and the potential arrival of Milinkovic-Savic can certainly add that to the Red Devils' midfield.

United should do everything in their power to sign the talented 22-year-old in the summer transfer window.

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