Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic, has reportedly been linked with a move to the Serie A.
Matic could follow the trio of Alexis Sanchez, Romelu Lukaku, and Ashley Young to make a switch to the Italian top flight.
As per Transfermarketweb, as many as three Italian sides – Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan – are tracking the Serbian midfield ace.
Matic has been an important player for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer in recent months, but it remains to be seen if he will be offered a new contract as his current deal expires in the summer.
So far this season, Matic has made 10 appearances for Manchester United in the Premier League, and a majority of those have come in the last two months, owing to Scott McTominay’s absence.
Nemanja Matic – What should Manchester United do with him?
Manchester United have an important summer coming up. Solskjaer has done a good job with what he has had at his disposal, and the summer will give him another chance to freshen up the squad and further imbue his style.
The club decided to take the route of promoting younger players with the view of the future in mind last summer, and they should back Solskjaer to repeat the same come summer and improve the overall quality of the squad.
Matic was signed by former manager Jose Mourinho, but he is past his peak, and needs to be replaced with younger blood in the squad. When fit, McTominay will be one of the first names on the teamsheet, while Fred has improved his performances and has finally adjusted to life in the Premier League.
Bruno Fernandes has already made an impact, and is expected to complete the midfield. While Matic will provide more experience from the bench, the club are better off looking for a younger alternative who can be chiselled into a future first-team central midfielder.
The issue with Matic is when playing against a team that has pace, his presence in the team becomes a liability as he doesn’t have the legs to cover the ground. He could work in a low-block, but it doesn’t make sense to offer him a contract extension as there are better alternatives out there in the market.