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Roma enter talks with Manchester United for Nemanja Matic

The midfield remains the key area for Roma to address in the next couple of transfer windows.

As per British and Italian media, Roma have entered talks with Manchester United for Nemanja Matic.

The 32-year-old has been subject to interest from various European clubs.

Matic has been at Manchester United since 2017 when he joined from Chelsea. The 32-year-old’s contract at United is set to expire at the end of the 2022/23 campaign.

The midfielder has featured in 31 matches this term, providing one assist in all competitions.

Nemanja Matic
Nemanja Matic

The 32-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Serbia.

His record for Serbia is impressive. Matic has scored two goals in 48 matches for Serbia at senior level.

The Serbia international’s performances have seen him become the target of many European clubs including Roma.

Adding a midfielder remains Roma’s top priority this summer and Jose Mourinho will have drafted a shortlist of a number of possible targets he could approach in the coming weeks.

The 32-year-old is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Mourinho wants to target in the summer transfer window.

The Italian giants are in the market for just a handful of statement signings who can improve the first-team.

AS Roma
AS Roma

There is no doubt that Matic will take Roma’s midfield to a different level. His arrival would give Roma some much needed tactical flexibility. Matic has the quality and the experience to make an immediate impact.

According to the report, “Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is a target for Roma. New Roma coach Jose Mourinho is keen on a reunuion with the Serb, having worked with Matic at both United and Chelsea. Sportitalia says Roma have already contacted United to ask about the 32-year-old’s availability. The Serbian veteran has a contract until 2023.”


If Roma can agree on a fee with United, the deal should be easy to complete.

Nemanja Matic ideal fit for Roma?

If Nemanja Matic is available for the right price, then he could be a clever acquisition for Roma.

A midfielder of Matic’s ceiling will be a massive addition to Roma squad as he will not only improve the overall quality of Mourinho’s starting XI but also add some stability and variety to his midfield department.

If new Roma manager Mourinho sees him as the right man for his side, they should quickly make a move to fend off interest from other clubs.

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Bologna-born Giuseppe Bianchi has spent more than a decade living in Rome and writing about Italian football, Spanish football and the Premier League for various Italian football portals and now he writes about European football for Euro Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers pretty much nonstop since the 1990 FIFA World Cup in Italy. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time fishing and rock climbing.

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