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Nemanja Matic set to have medical at Old Trafford
The Serbian midfielder is all set to work with Jose Mourinho at Old Trafford after the two clubs agreed terms for the transfer.
Manchester United have agreed on a deal worth around £40 million allowing the Serbia international to reunite with Jose Mourinho.
Matic was previously snapped up by the United boss when he was in charge at Stamford Bridge in January 2014. The 28-year-old was an integral part of the Chelsea side that won the Premier League title in 2015 and again played a very important role in clinching the title 2nd time in his career under Antonio Conte.
Manchester United are looking for a replacement for Michael Carrick for a long time and with the England international turning 36 this July, Jose considers Matic as a perfect replacement to anchor the midfield with a lot of Premier League experience.
If he comes through his medical, Matic is expected to pen a deal worth well in excess of his current £90,000 weekly salary in West London. He will become United’s second signing of the summer following central defender Victor Lindelof’s arrival from Benfica.
Matic has bagged 7 assists for Chelsea more than any United player and has 32 caps for Serbia. Matic certainly has a winning pedigree, having helped the Blues win the Premier League twice in the last three seasons, and even if he’s not the most mobile, he can still provide valuable protection for the back four. So he can very well be a crucial addition to Jose Mourinho’s side.