Manchester United consider 27-year-old star as Frenkie De Jong alternative

According to journalist Peter O’Rourke, Manchester United are searching for the possibility of signing Frankie de Jong alternative Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer transfer window.

After announcing the departure of Paul Pogba, Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard this summer, United will be looking to sign their replacement in the summer transfer window.

The red devils appointed Erik ten Hag as their new manager last month and the former Ajax manager will be looking to overhaul his Red Devils squad after the club missed out on a top-four finish last term.

United have already been linked with FC Barcelona midfielder Frenkie De Jong this summer as Ten Hag looks to reunite with the Netherlands international.

De Jong won’t come cheap seeing as the central midfielder still has time left on his FC Barcelona contract and the Spanish giants will be reluctant to lose a key player.

But transfer insider O’Rourke has claimed that Manchester United will look at Milinkovic-Savic as an alternative to De Jong in the summer transfer window.

“I think he [Milinkovic-Savic] is somebody who United will be pursuing to bring into that midfield, and he’s probably more attainable than a Frenkie de Jong right now,” O’Rourke told GiveMeSport.

“So, I think United will be trying to do something on this and trying to bring him to Old Trafford despite after all these years of speculation of him possibly moving there.”

Milinkovic-Savic scored 11 goals and made 11 assists in 37 games in Serie A last season to help Lazio finish about Roma in the Italian top flight.

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