For the Man Utd fans in the Transfer Tavern, one thing that their midfield lacks is a bit of bite…
Paul Pogba brings technical class, whilst Ander Herrera brings a fantastic range of passing and running, but what Jose Mourinho needs next season is a player that can add a bit of aggression and defensive pedigree to that midfield. One player that could certainly provide that is Chelsea midfielder, Nemanja Matic.
Despite starting for much of the season, it is an uncertain time for Nemanja Matic at Chelsea. The Serbian has lost his place at points in recent weeks to Cesc Fabregas, who has really impressed in his absence. The Spaniard is unlikely to take another season sitting on the bench, and so Chelsea could be forced into making more use of him next season. This, combined with Chelsea’s reported pursuit of Monaco midfielder Tiemoue Bakayoko could mean that Matic, who is rated at £29.75m by Transfer Markt, becomes surplus to requirements at Stamford Bridge.
Man Utd, meanwhile, should be looking to looking to invest in that position – and Matic could be a great choice. Jose Mourinho knows exactly what he can do from his time at Chelsea, with the Serbian playing some of the best football of his career under the Portuguese manager. He suits his defensive style perfectly, and a midfield trio of Herrera, Pogba and Matic is enough to leave the Man Utd fans in the pub drooling into their pint glasses.
Chelsea’s midfield situation next season could make Matic available, and if Mourinho wants to recruit in that position – he could be perfect.
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