There has been intense speculation surrounding the future of Nikola Milenkovic in the last period.
According to the football transfer rumours in Italian media, Barcelona are set to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.
Fiorentina spent 5.1 million euros to sign the Serbia international from Partizan in the summer of 2017. The 22-year-old has three years left on his current contract which expires in 2022.
Milenkovic has played 68 times for Fiorentina since signing from Partizan, scoring 6 goals.
The 22-year-old is considered to be one of the best defenders in Serbia.
The Serbia international has impressed in Serie A this season and is starting to attract the interest of bigger clubs.
Ernesto Valverde has always been a manager who keeps his eyes on the most talented young players across the globe.
Nikola Milenkovic is a long-term target of Barcelona and could be a decent addition for Ernesto Valverde’s side. He would provide a good variety to Barcelona’s defense.
According to Football Italia, “Barcelona are reportedly looking to sign Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic and do not fear his price tag. The sport pages in La Nazione claim the 22-year-old is wanted by the Spanish champions and that he could be sacrificed as his club considers raising funds for January. The defender has been an ever-present for Fiorentina in Serie A this season, scoring three goals in his 12 first games, and was linked with Manchester United over the summer.”
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Barcelona have to fork out a huge transfer fee if they are genuinely interested in the Serbia international.
However, a move to Barcelona will be ideal for the 22-year-old at this point of his career.
Stylistically, he would be a great fit in Barcelona.
How strong that interest is and whether Barcelona will make a move remains to be seen but it is certainly one worth keeping an eye on.
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