In Focus: Milinkovic-Savic has potential to be midfield force for Man United

As reported by The Express, Manchester United are interested in signing Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic next summer.

What’s the story?

United have been no strangers to gigantic transfer in recent years with both Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku arriving at Old Trafford in deals approaching £100m.

Now they’re ready to go a step beyond again to secure one of Europe’s most exciting midfield prospects.

That’s according to The Express, who say Jose Mourinho is preparing a £95m move for Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

The paper say that the Red Devils boss has sent scouts to watch the midfielder in action recently and has been impressed enough that he is looking to bring the Serbian international to Old Trafford next summer.

The report also reckons he’s a much sought after player with the likes of Manchester City and Juventus also showing an interest.

Worth that kind of money?

These days, to get the truly elite level of player, you are paying for potential as much as proven track record and while the reported £95m is an enormous amount of money, Milinkovic-Savic is undoubtedly one of the most exciting midfielders on the continent.

Still just 22 years of age, last season he was a stand-out for Lazio, scoring seven and creating 10 assists. This season so far he’s already scored five goals, further demonstrating he’s a player who likes to make an impact in the final third as much as providing a defensive contribution.

A midfield all-rounder, he could be the perfect partner for the likes of Paul Pogba, or even be deployed in a more advanced role.

There’s no guarantees when you spend a huge fee on a young talent, but if Man United don’t sign this young star, then another giant club will likely beat them to it.

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