After the failure in the file Frenkie de Jong, Manchester United is thinking of an alternative, but here too it will be necessary to get a big check.
Unless there is a huge turnaround, Frenkie de Jong will not find his former Ajax coach, Erik ten Hag, at Manchester United. He was however the priority in the middle of the new boss of MU. Even if his transfer had been validated by his club, the Dutchman prefers to stay at Barcelona to compete in the Champions League. Joan Laporta confirmed last night that the player would stay in Catalonia this season, where he has a contract until 2026.
The Red Devils must make up their mind and find an alternative. The scouts are already hard at work because according to information from the Daily Mail, a target has already been identified in the person of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (27 years). He would be the plan B of Manchester United in the midfield. He is a bit more offensive than the Barcelona man but is able to organize the team and offers similar qualities. But once again, the file will be complicated to complete.
Milinkovic-Savic in plan B
The fault of the price that Lazio will ask. Every year, the Serbian is announced on the departure and it is not the first time he is associated with MU. But mercato after mercato, the Lazio captain has remained at the club, for lack of a suitor able to complete a transfer that Claudio Lotito, the Italian president, has long hoped for around €100 million. The health and economic crises have come and gone, lowering the price, but Lazio has already opened the door to a departure.
It has set the starting price of the midfielder at € 70 million, according to the English media. A sum that Manchester is able to provide, which had planned to put € 85 million on De Jong. Only for Milinkovic-Savic, the Red Devils want to proceed in stages by proposing a first offer of € 50 million, in order to test their interlocutor. Il Messagero goes a step further, indicating that the Serbian’s agent, a certain Mateja Kezman, will present Lazio with an offer at the beginning of August that cannot be refused…