Manchester United could imminently make a bid for Lazio midfield star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
That’s according to a report from La Lazio Siamo Noi, who claim that United are about to ‘deliver a proposal’ to the 27-year-old’s agent, which he then will take to the Lazio owners.
Central midfield is undoubtedly an area where Man United boss Erik ten Hag wants to strengthen in the summer transfer window.
Paul Pogba left on a free transfer earlier this summer and despite the Frenchman’s struggles with United, he has left a gaping void behind.
And it seems that ten Hag has someone specific in mind to replace Pogba.
Manchester United line up Sergej Milinkovic-Savic summer swoop
We believe that the Serbian would be a truly outstanding addition for Man United this summer.
The Lazio ace is one of the very best midfielders in the world. Milinkovic-Savic is a central midfielder who usually operates slight deeper. He is a sensational player, in fairness. Football Italia recently described the midfielder as an ‘unstoppable’ player.
Milinkovic-Savic bagged a hugely impressive 11 goals and 11 assists in 37 Serie A games last season. He won 2.8 aerial duels per match and averaged 1.8 tackles and 1.1 clearances per match.
During those 37 appearances, the 34-capped Serbia international made an average of 62.2 passes per match and recorded a completion rate of 81.4%.
Milinkovic-Savic is tremendously experienced and would add so much quality to ten Hag’s engine room at United. The midfielder is big and powerful and possesses impressive energy and stamina.
He seemingly has all the attributes needed to succeed in the Premier League’s ferocious and intense environment.
Milinkovic-Savic could be available for around £47 million, according to Il Messaggero.
However, whether the United board will be prepared to pay that kind of fee for the Serbian remains to be seen.