Manchester United were heavily linked with a move for Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is valued at £49.5m according to Transfermarkt, during the January transfer window, and Red Devils fans have been discussing whether he would be a good addition of the club in the summer or not.
According to The Independent, Jose Mourinho was said to be keen to bring the highly-rated 22-year-old to Old Trafford last month, but any deal failed to materialise as the Serbia international was keen to stay with the Serie A giants.
That situation could change this summer though, with the Portuguese boss likely to be looking to strengthen his midfield options with Michael Carrick retiring and the futures of Marouane Fellaini and Ander Herrera looking to be in doubt.
There has also been much debate about Paul Pogba’s best position in recent times given he has sometimes struggled when played alongside Nemanja Matic in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
Man United supporters have been discussing the potential signing of Milinkovic-Savic via social media, and while one said “he’s way too similar to Pogba”, another said “United should do whatever it takes to sign Milinkovic-Savic”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
If United sign, let's say Malinkovic-Savic in the next window, and that young guy is able to play in a midfield two, it's tickets for Pogba imo unless he puts the work in and listens to what Jose wants from him.
— Chiara ? (@Chiara_MUFC) February 15, 2018
Great player would be great to see that midfield 3
— Paul Gibson (@paul_gibbo921) February 15, 2018
Seems like a no brainer. United should do whatever it takes to sign Milinkovic Savic
— Ankoor Desai (@AnkoorDesai) February 15, 2018
So there are Kroos to united rumours…?
I'd really take Milinkovic Savic over Kroos..#MUFC
— Kilo One (@KiloOnee) February 15, 2018
If Mourinho decides to shift the formation to a midfield 3 in favour of Pogba, then I suggest Allan or Milinkovic-Savic be made a priority in the summer. Nothing less. #Mufc
— Kylé (@KyleZingo) February 15, 2018
Sergej Milinkovic Savic would be a nice addition to #MUFC, he's one hell of a talent. But I've said it before, he's way too similar to Pogba. I think we need someone like Jorginho. Jorginho and Fabinho this summer would be great. Jorginho for DM/CM and Fabinho for RB/CM/DM.
— Alvin (@alvinsiauw) February 15, 2018