Manchester United have shown interests in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Erik Ten Hag wants a new holding midfielder at the club before the season starts. Milinkovic-Savic is one of the best at his position in Serie A, If not the world.
Manchester United have had the lack of a decent holding midfielder for a while now. Ever since Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera left the club, United have struggled. United have found the transition between attack and defense quite hectic as there is not a player in the team to dictate the movement. Although United had Nemanja Matic, The midfielder was ageing and could only play every other week.
United had to use the duo of Scott McTominay and Fred in double pivots for the season. The duo was unable to cover for the whole team and were in terrible form. Although Fred quickly improved throughout the season and was one of the more important players down the line. However the holding position was vacant as there was no one left to fill it.
United to lose De Jong race, going to sign Milinkovic-Savic
United have shown interests in Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong as the player to solve their holes in the midfield. However there are reports that suggest De Jong has informed United that he intends to stay at Barcelona. Although United are still in the run and are hoping to change his mind.
United are also keeping Milinkovic-Savic in their list as well in case the De Jong deal falls over which is very likely. Manchester United are currently preparing a bid in the region of 42M for the midfielder. However Lazio will only sell the player if the bid is around 59M.
United have had a decent window so far as they have signed Christian Eriksen, Tyrell Malacia and Lisandro Martinez.
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