Manchester United are interested in a swoop for Roma midfielder Lorenzo Pellegrini in January and the deal is looking very likely to go through according to reports.
Last window which saw only three players recruited by the Old Trafford club was considered a disaster by their Portuguese manager Jose Mourinho. The club refusal to back their manager has been blamed for the side’s unimpressive start to the campaign.
However, the club hierarchy are willing to make amends by offering to provide the funds needed to bolster the team in January.
One player that has been identified as a worthy addition to the midfield and has the backing of the authorities is Lorenzo Pellegrini who plays for Roma.
The 22-year-old will supposedly improve the United midfield and the club is willing to part with €30m (£26.6m) release clause to secure his services in January.
The club is therefore considering extending the player’s contract to ward off intimidating interest from clubs in Europe.
Following the exits of Radja Nainggolan to Inter Milan and Kelvin Strootman to Marseille in the summer, parting with Lorenzo will undoubtedly affect them hence the planned increase in order to cushion the impact.
Although, former Arsenal player and ESPN pundit believes that the Roma midfielder who has scored two goals and assisted five in 13 appearances this season is a good player.
But he doesn’t agree that he is what Manchester United needs to become challengers and that Roma should endeavour to build a team around the player moving forward instead of selling.