Manchester United will take Juventus midfielder Milos Krasic on-loan until the end of the season to ease the pressure on their injury hit squad, reports Italian football magazine, Calcio.
The 27 year-old Serb has grown out of favour under coach Antonio Conte this season, appearing in just 7 of the Turin giants games and will be granted permission to leave on loan in January with Manchester being his likely destination.
Several other top European clubs including AC Milan and Chelsea have been linked with a move for the right-sided midfielder but Sir Alex Ferguson has been told he can take Krasic on-loan for the remainder of the season if he steps up his interest.
Ferguson previously told of how his side wouldn’t be involved in any dealings in the January transfer window as value for money is hard to acquire when managing a big club. But following a spate of lengthy injuries to his first-team, the latest being Nemanja Vidic and Darren Fletcher, the United boss may be forced to enter the market to beef up his squad. Ferguson’s midfield has also come under fire this season for a lack of creativity and variation.
Krasic, who has a year and a half remaining on his current deal with the Old Lady, can provide United’s midfield with a different option and some added depth until the end of the season. His powerful dribbling and creative flair has led to the Serbian being compared with Juve legend Pavel Nedved.
Growing tired of warming the bench at Juve, Krasic is looking for a way out of Turin. His agent, Dejan Joksimovic, had this to say about his clients situation with the Serie A club a month ago, “His future depends on what happens at Juventus in the next months.
“If he starts playing regularly then he could stay in Italy. Otherwise, he will have to go.
Certainly he would move to a top division like the Bundesliga or the Premier League.”
Krasic’s position has failed to improve within the last month making his departure looking evermore likely. If Juve and United manage to come to a loan agreement in January, an option for a permanent deal will almost certainly be written into the contract with £15m being the expected buy-out fee.
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