Midfielder will agree £27m-£31m terms to move to Manchester United – Report

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If reports in the media are anything to go by then Manchester United seem very close to hiring the services of Serbian international Milinkovic-Savic.

Last night, we covered a report (via AS) claiming that the Red Devils are close to agreeing a deal with Lazio to hire the services of their star midfielder.

La Gazzetta dello Sport have shed more light on the transfer saga and made interesting claims.

Transfer: Contract agreed – Man Utd working to agree fee to sign £70million star

The Italian outlet have mentioned that United first moved in with an offer of 75 million euros but it was deemed not enough. Now, the Old Trafford club have launched another move, this time bonuses are also included and the entire offer could be worth 80 million euros.

GdS claim that the proposal put forward by the PL giants is a decent one and it would allow Lazio to strengthen the squad after the departure of Milinkovic-Savic. It is further mentioned that the midfielder will agree a five year deal (worth £27m-£31m) to move to Manchester United that will make him earn 6-7 million euros annually.

The 24-year-old star had an impressive 2017-18 campaign in which he directly contributed in 21 goals (14 goals and 7 assists) in all competitions. Even former Man United boss, Jose Mourinho, was interested in him (Sky Sports News).

Last season, the Serbian’s formed dipped like the entire Lazio team and he directly contributed in 10 goals in all competitions. The Italian club finished 8th in the table.

As far as United’s central midfield is concerned, last year, they splashed the cash to sign Brazilian international, Fred, from Ukrainian side Shakhtar Donetsk. The Samba midfielder failed to impress in the last campaign.

Ander Herrera left the club and the Spanish international has moved to French champions Paris Saint-Germain not so long ago. 22-year-old McTominay was mainly a bench warmer last season and only started 9 league games.

Paul Pogba was at times inconsistent but without doubt, he was the club’s best midfielder last season. The Les Bleus star was United’s leading goalscorer (16 goals) and also the top assist provider (11 assists).

To sum it all up, United need to reinforce their center of the park and signing a versatile player like Milinkovic-Savic is required. Pogba is linked with a move away from Old Trafford (La Gazzetta dello Sport) but keeping in view the lack of quality in the central midfield, Solskjaer should hold on to the club’s record signing.

8 Comments

  1. What happened to Bruno Fernandes i thought manchester united were the front runner to lure the portgual international to old trafford.
    Am really tired of all these man utd transfer saga.

  2. Too much transfer talk,very little business.Ed Woodward should act swiftly to avail the required reinforcents to the manager instead of waiting for deadline deals.

  3. Never was a business in January, they assured us that they would buy in the summer, after all, only two players has joined, speculations, rumours and all sorts of completed and agreed terms claims, I wonder it doesn’t make sense a bunch of joker’s are in charge at the club,,, we’re tired….

  4. Please, Man-United need to do something fast before the transfer window close. Seeking the hand of so many players without winning any will not solve this matter. And everyone knows that the club need these quality players that will strengthen its squad.

  5. Please, Man-United need to do something fast before the transfer window close. Seeking the hand of so many players without winning any will not solve this matter. And everyone know that the club need these quality players that will strengthen its squad.

  6. Please,man-united need more quality players before the window close.we are tired of losing game from big and small club.we are now losing game like small club which we have the money to change things around,please rumours are not going to help us before you know city and other club we go and get all those players that we are going up and down and use them against us.city can not be where they are today without buying players so we do need to buy and take our position again.

  7. It’s not just about buying guys.
    we need to buy quality, not celebrities who just want to use the Manchester United brand to increase their global recognition.
    I support patience.

  8. We really need to reinforce our midfield coz that’s where we lose most of the duels in the premier league,we need ball markers and good ball distributors to our wings and central positions,

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