Roma, Matic took it from United on a free transfer

Roma, Matic took it from United on a free transfer

The Serbian midfielder, who was on the coaching list, is one step away and will arrive from Manchester United on a free transfer

Another year more than the second option, practically the same numbers that Rome predicted for Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Indeed, the Giallorossi are one step away from Nemanja Matic, who turned 34 in August, freeing himself on a free transfer from Manchester United. The player, if Mickey had signed the renewal proposed by Roma, he probably wouldn’t have arrived, but that doesn’t mean he’s a second option: Mourinho had him hosted at United and Chelsea, calling him ‘fantastic’ only last month and appreciating him very much.

charm and personality

Last year the Serbian played more than 30 matches, not very few, and despite some muscle discomfort, he was always in great shape, an aspect that is key in Trigoria (and not only). Not only that: the players who have arrived from the prime minister in recent years have done particularly well, from Abraham to Smalling to Mkhitaryan himself and this is another aspect that weighed in the final decision. The player knows how to give order and engineering to the team, has value and character, and above all knows Mo and his needs perfectly. Not so little after farewell to a fixed point like Mkhitaryan. If everything goes as it seems next week, Matic will be a player from Roma: neither the Giallorossi nor his staff, although there are no signatures yet, expect surprises.

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