In Focus: Seri’s arrival at Man United doesn’t need to end Pogba’s spell at club

As reported by The Daily Mirror, Manchester United have made fresh contact with representatives of Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri this week, ahead of the summer transfer window.

What’s the story?

United’s central midfield problems have continued this season and with the likes of Paul Pogba losing form and apparently losing the trust of manager Jose Mourinho, it’s more important than ever that the club attract the brightest and best of European football to Old Trafford.

One such player that the Red Devils seem to have their heart set on is Nice midfielder Jean Michael Seri.

That’s according to The Mirror who say that the club have made fresh contact with the midfielder about a potential £35m move to Manchester this summer.

That fee is his buyout clause at Nice and the paper reckon that Mourinho sees him as the all-round package that can solve his midfield woes after sending scouts to watch him this season.

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Is he Pogba’s replacement?

The chatter around Paul Pogba’s future right now is reaching fever pitch after the midfielder was not started against Sevilla in the UEFA Champions League mid-week, but there’s no need to hit the panic button on his Man United career quite yet.

He might be struggling to adapt with Alexis Sanchez’s inclusion in the team, but he still has a big part to play at Old Trafford and the signing of Jean Michael Seri can actually enhance his performances rather than be a direct replacement for them.

Seri is having a fantastic season at Nice and has the technical ability and drive to fight fires in the Man United midfield and move the ball on to their more creative talents, potentially freeing Pogba to have an impact on the game further forward.

Is he the partner Pogba has been waiting for?