Man Utd ‘willing to sell Matic’ if they land £50m target

Date published: Thursday 11th April 2019 11:03

Nemanja Matic Manchester United

If Manchester United manage to land Declan Rice from West Ham this summer then the club are reportedly open to selling midfielder Nemanja Matic.

With Ander Herrera reportedly on the way out of Old Trafford, Rice’s recent displays in the Premier League for the Hammers have alerted United.

Recent reports in The Independent even suggested that the Red Devils are ready to ‘break the bank’ in order to land Rice, who they know could cost over £50million in a summer deal.

Now, Sportsmole cites a report from the Irish Independent which suggests that United would be willing to allow Matic to leave too should they be successful in their pursuit of Rice.

Matic moved to Old Trafford from Chelsea back in July 2017, joining for a fee of £40million and signing a three-year deal, reuniting with former boss Jose Mourinho in the process.

However, the Serbia international has never really made the desired impact in Manchester despite starting well, and this season his performances have come under intense scrutiny.

The aforementioned report states that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is ready to throw Rice straight into the starting XI, partnering him with Paul Pogba and another new signing to make up the midfield treatment.

 

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