Man Utd to sign €90m man as agent flies in to tie up deal

Date published: Thursday 25th July 2019 9:47

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Lazio

Manchester United are reportedly set to tie up another transfer this summer as the agent of Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has flown to England to complete a deal.

Milinkovic-Savic has been hot on the radar for clubs all over Europe for the best part of 12 months, with United, Juventus and AC Milan all reportedly keen.

On Wednesday, it was claimed that the signing of Milinkovic-Savic to United was ‘practically done‘ as Real Madrid have ‘accelerated their negotiations to sign Paul Pogba.’

The 24-year-old Serbian would represent a ready-made replacement should the departure of Pogba to Madrid materialise.

According to Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport, the player’s representative Mateja Kezman has now flown to England in order to iron out the final details of the deal.

The newspaper claims United will pay a €75m up-front fee for the Serbia international, plus €5m in easily achievable bonuses and a further €10m that are more conditional – so a total of €90m.

The 24-year-old will apparently sign a deal worth €5.8m-a-year, though the length of the contract is not mentioned in the report.

Milinkovic-Savic contributed a mere five goals and three assists in Serie A last season, totals that would need to increase should the midfielder expect to be a success at Old Trafford.

 

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