Manchester United need reinforcements in the January transfer window, that much is obvious.
However, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s list of potential incomings could have just grown by one, with Nemanja Matic’s future now up in the air.
The story comes from the Manchester Evening News, who claim that the 31-year-old United star is ‘open to leaving the club in January due to a lack of playing time’.
Matic has only started two Premier League games this term and his contract expires next summer. Furthermore, the Serbia international is worried about being a peripheral figure, particularly with the European Championships taking place next summer.
The Old Trafford club does have the offer to extend Matic’s contract by a further year, thus protecting their asset, but at this time is that really the best option?
Matic has been struggling for well over a year now and for me, it makes sense to let him go while he still has some (albeit probably little) transfer value.
Scott McTominay has more than justified his place within the team ahead of Matic, so why not let the Serb leave and fill his role with someone younger, who can actually offer something to this squad?
In terms of potential suitors, I’m not sure who’d want an ageing Matic. Inter Milan seem intent on taking many of our cast-offs, so why not add another one to the list…?