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Manchester United optimistic of landing Serie A midfielder after submitting bid

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

Manchester United will welcome their new manager Erik ten Hag in the summer. However, not only a new manager, United will be getting new players as well. The Red Devils have three games left before their disappointing season comes to an end. As is evident, there will be no Champions League for United next season. However, that hasn’t stopped the club from recruiting quality players. Manchester United have now tabled an offer for a Serie A midfielder to land him in the summer.

According to Italian outlet Noi Biancocelesti, via Sports Witness Manchester United have bid for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Moreover, it is imminent that Paul Pogba will leave Old Trafford at the end of the season. Ten Hag will want to replace the midfielder, and Milinkovic-Savic tops the list.

The Lazio midfielder has a similar style of playing to that of Pogba, further attracting Manchester United. Moreover, the United board feel that Milinkovic-Savic is the right man to reinforce their squad. Over the last few years, Milinkovic-Savic has been one of the most consistent midfielders and it seems Manchester United are on the right path.

Manchester United launch a bid for the midfielder

United are wasting no time in approaching Milinkovic-Savic as he is pursued by many of the top clubs along with the Red Devils. Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, Bayern Munich and Juventus are all planning to make a move for signing Milinkovic-Savic. Moreover, his performances this season have further provoked the interested parties to hotly pursue him.

Manchester United have gone a step ahead as they have a made a £68 million bid for the midfielder. Milinkovic-Savic has a market value of £63 million, and United’s upgraded bid seems to have convinced Lazio. The Italian giants are ready to part ways with their prized asset for £68 million. Moreover, at 27, Milinkovic-Savic is in the prime of his career and wants to play for an ‘elite club’.

Milinkovic-Savic has played 44 games for Lazio in all competitions this season, scoring 10 goals and assisting 12. Moreover, the midfielder has had hand in 21 goals in 34 Serie A games. Milinkovic-Savic has taken his game to another level this season, netting 10 goals and creating 11 in the league.

Furthermore, he racks up 1.4 key passes, 55 successful passes and 2.5 long-balls per 90 in the league. Moreover, he amasses a massive 82 touches and receives 66 passes from his teammates per 90 minutes. Milinkovic-Savic is a player who would fit in Ten Hag’s system. The midfielder presses the opponent 16 times per 90, creating 3 shot-creating actions.

Milinkovic-Savic has transformed himself into a robust box-to-box goal creating midfielder. Manchester United at the moment lack similar qualities in their midfield and signing the Lazio midfielder would be perfect right away. Moreover, with Milinkovic-Savic being the second-highest assist getter in the league, he would certainly help Cristiano Ronaldo in adding to his goal tally.

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