Manchester United have agreed a staggering £80 million deal to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio, according to reports today.
We have been linked with the Serbian international for several months now and it appears Jose Mourinho is set to land one of his summer targets.
With Michael Carrick retiring over the summer and Marouane Fellaini seemingly prepared to leave on a free transfer when his contract expires this summer, we are expected to sign a couple of central midfielders before the start of next season.
Milinkovic-Savic has been one of Lazio’s key players this season as they look to close in on a top four finish and bring Champions League football back to the Rome club for next season.
The 23-year-old has impressed several of the top clubs this summer and as a result has been linked to a number of them. However, it looks as though we could be about to win the race for his signature as the Sun are today reporting that we have agreed an £80 million deal with the Italian club.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has scored 11 goals and provided three assists in 33 Serie A appearances (31 starts) in his number 10 role under Simone Inzaghi this season.
Manchester United currently hold the Premier League record for highest transfer fee paid when we splashed out £89 million on Paul Pogba from Juventus two years ago. Should the Sun be accurate with their report and we do settle on an £80 million transfer, the central midfielder would be the second most expensive player in the league’s history.
We could certainly do with more creativity in the middle of the park as Ander Herrera and Marouane Fellaini have provided very little this season whilst that’s not Jesse Lingard’s game either on the occasions he has played inside.
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is currently in his third season at the Stadio Olimpico since joining from Genk, going on to become one of the most sought-after players this summer.
This would be a huge piece of business for us should we be successful in our bid to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.