Manchester United are looking to majorly revamp their squad this summer and have been linked with yet another signing in the transfer market.
Manchester United are already busy in the transfer market having officially announced Jadon Sancho’s signing and reportedly agreeing personal terms with Raphael Varane. The Red Devils are providing complete support to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as they bid to end a barren run of silverware which has now lasted for four seasons.
According to Daily Star, via La Repubblica, the club is now ready to sanction a transfer for a defensive midfielder. Marcelo Brozovic has been pipped to make a move to Old Trafford this summer at the back of an expiring contract, which is now in its final year. Inter Milan are said to be asking for 26 million pounds for Brozovic, which is a fee United are ready to pay.
Solskjaer needs a defensive midfielder in his squad as Fred, Paul Pogba and Scott McTominay have largely played in a double pivot for the last two seasons. Nemanja Matic has visibly deterred in quality and is not an armoured presence in front of the backline anymore, which clearly highlights Manchester United’s need for a holding player.
Brozovic has been a key member for Inter Milan for several years and the case was no different under Antonio Conte, particularly in the Nerazzurri’s title-winning campaign last season. The Croatian also played a leading role in his nation’s heroic run to the World Cup final at the 2018 edition in Russia. He is exactly the kind of player Manchester United need.
Marcelo Brozovic is 28 years of age and is entering the prime years of his career. In addition to being a physically and technically astute defensive midfielder, he is also a versatile player who is capable of being deployed in box-to-box as well as offensive roles. His involvement in the line-up will also help Solskjaer get the best out of Pogba.
With an experienced and natural defensive midfielder in his roster, the Norwegian tactician could start using a more attacking 4-3-3 formation as opposed to the 4-3-2-1 he has recently used. A three-man midfield will allow Bruno Fernandes and Paul Pogba to play in very advanced roles, especially with the latter bound to flourish in a free-roaming position.
Pogba’s true potential was clearly visible in France’s Euro 2020 campaign as he ran the show for his nation in the engine room. One of the main reasons why Pogba has been unable to replicate his international form at club level has been his impeded positioning, but with Brozovic touted to arrive in the summer, the Frenchman could also be best utilized.