Manchester United are looking to revive a failed transfer again. The Red Devils are reportedly in advanced talks with AS Roma for Kevin Strootman.
The Dutch International is has been out of action for the best part of two years. He has now returned to action. The midfielder has been a key part of AS Roma being second in the Serie A table. The Italian giants look set to qualify for the Champions League next season, after missing out on this season’s tournament.
Soccernews.nl has reported that his representatives are in talks with Ed Woodward, United CEO. The 27- year old’s transfer to Manchester was much talked about in 2013, when he was with PSV E, but he choose to go to Italy. Now with Mourinho at the helm, and Carrick set to leave, this move seems very possible.
Strootman is estimated to cost £40 million. This is a huge amount for someone making a comeback from injury, especially with only one year left on his contract.
Strootman is compared by many to Roy Keane, an Old Trafford hero, because of their similar styles of play. Some ManchesterUnited fans would rather see Mourinho make more efforts to sign Radja Nainggolan though. The Belgian is in excellent form, scoring 12 times this season.