Manchester United join transfer race for Serie A defender

Manchester United are now amongst the two Premier League giants looking to sign the Seria A star after his impressive start to the season.

The year is now coming to a close, and although we just had one transfer window go by, very soon, clubs around the world will have the opportunity to sign players again. The January transfer window is a tricky time to do business and not many clubs are willing to part with their star players, and for good reason.

It is a different case, however, if the clubs have a pre-established agreement which thereby allows the selling club to use the window to find a replacement. Once again, Premier League clubs are looking to spend big and the Red Devils are amongst them. Fiorentina star defender Nikola Milenkovic has been linked with a move to Old Trafford.

The Serbian international has been quietly building up a reputation for himself in Florence and aspires to join a bigger Italian club or to go abroad.

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This is welcome news to a Manchester United backline that is in need of strengthening and in need of competition.

According to CalcioMercato, Milenkovic is not keen on signing an extension to his current deal at Fiorentina that runs up to 2022. The club has had an agreement with AC Milan for a while now, but Manchester United and Tottenham’s emergence in the race has certainly changed the field of play.

The two Premier League giants along with Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid have reportedly guaranteed Milenkovic an important contract as they look to prize away the 23-year old from Italy. As such, Fiorentina will be forced to adhere to the player’s wishes to avoid losing him for free in 2022.The player’s agent Fali Ramadani is set to speak with Rocco Commisso, the club chairman regarding his client’s future.

United fans will be excited at the prospect of a dominant defender like Milenkovic joining, who will certainly provide more quality in depth at the back for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.