Nemanja Matic being eyed by Barcelona in cut-price deal: report

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FC Barcelona are looking to lure Nemanja Matic to the Nou Camp.

Throughout the Ole Gunnar Solskjaer tenure, this Manchester United squad has certainly become younger. The Baby Faced Assassin has done an excellent job at building this squad – though perhaps he’s taken us as far as he can. Anyway, that’s a story for another day.

Today, we’re here to talk about Nemanja Matic. The midfielder has drifted in and out of the United starting line-up over the last couple of seasons, as he continues to edge up there in terms of age.

Now, according to the Daily Star, European giant FC Barcelona are eyeing a cut-price move for the United veteran.

The Catalan outfit have added Matic to their ‘shopping list’, whom they view as an ‘attractive option’ due to his winding down contract. Come next summer, the Serbian will have just a year left on his deal.

Barcelona are in financial ruin at the moment and they can no longer dine at the top table when it comes to signing players. Matic, due to both his age and contractual situation, will be available for next to nothing in the next window – while still being able to do a decent job at the highest level.

The Daily Star also point to Matic’s leadership as another selling point, with the Serbian a real positive influence within whatever dressing room he’s in.

While I appreciate and admire what Matic has done for this club, perhaps this is a deal that makes sense for all involved. He’s not starting every week here, while he could be offered that luxury over in Spain. Timing-wise, this definitely feels right.

It’s no secret United are looking to further invest in the defensive-midfield market when the opportunity comes round too, with names like Declan Rice and Wilfred Ndidi constantly linked with a potential Old Trafford switch.

Should Man United move on from Matic? Let us know your thoughts in the comment box below.

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