Man Utd look to sign midfielder with £26million release clause – Face competition

Lorenzo Pellegrini

Manchester United have been linked with Roma star Zaniolo (Il Messaggero) in recent weeks and as per recent reports, another Roma player is on the wish list of the Red Devils.

According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, Man Utd are courting Italian international Lorenzo Pellegrini, who has got a release clause of 30 million euros in his contract (£26million).

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The renowned Italian source have claimed that the likes of Tottenham, Inter Milan and Serie A champions Juventus are also interested in the 23-year-old but for now, the midfielder is looking to stay with the Giallorossi and he could agree a new deal with the club next year.

Pellegrini is a versatile talent, who can effectively play in multiple midfield positions but naturally, he is a creative central midfielder.

The Azzurri star has been in top class form for the Italian team in the current campaign despite missing out on action in the entire month October due to a metatarsal fracture. Since his return from injury, the youngster has provided 4 assists in the last 3 games.

In all competitions, the former Sassuolo man has started 9 games under the management of Fonseca this term and provided no fewer than 8 assists.

At Old Trafford, United lack quality and depth in their midfield, which was not reinforced in the summer transfer window. The likes of Matic, Pogba and recently McTominay have been injured and in the last game vs Villa, Solskjaer had to use Andreas Pereira, a natural CAM, in the central midfield with Fred.

Therefore, the Red Devils must move in to secure a versatile midfielder in the winter transfer window. In your view, should they activate Lorenzo Pellegrini’s release clause and convince the player to join in January?

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