Manchester United’s need to invest in the playing squad is an obvious one (to me anyway)…
After an excellent start to the summer, things have gone rather quiet. Perhaps Ole Gunnar Solskjaer wanted to assess things on pre-season tour before making further moves, but with less than two weeks until the deadline, Edward Woodward better act quickly.
It seems things are picking up in regards to a potential move for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, though. Sunday’s edition of Corriere dello Sport, translated by The Sun on Sunday, has the latest on the brewing saga.
Apparently, Manchester United have reached a ‘verbal agreement’ with the 24-year-old Lazio man, but the move depends on whether Paul Pogba will depart from Old Trafford during this window.
Furthermore, Milinkovic-Savic would directly replace the Frenchman, with United and the Serbian’s agent already in talks. The Reds are willing to offer Milinkovic-Savic a five-year contract to make the move to Manchester.
For me, United need at least one new midfielder whether or not Pogba leaves. However, The Sun on Sunday state that Milinkovic-Savic is rated at £81million, I’m not sure the Reds would be willing to spend that much on a second or third choice playmaker.
This isn’t the first time United have been linked with a Milinkovic-Savic move. He was a Jose Mourinho target last summer but obviously, the deal never went through…