Paris Saint-Germain’s star midfielder Blaise Matuidi is on the verge of heading out the exit door come summer, according to reports in France.
Matuidi has been one of the integral members of the PSG squad this season, having made 29 appearances in the top flight of French football, and bagging 4 goals and 2 assists in the process. However, with his contract with the Ligue 1 giants set to expire in the summer of 2018, the midfielder’s future in Paris is largely insecure.
However, as per Le Parisien, the Red Devils are the outright frontrunners in the race for Matuidi’s signature, and Jose Mourinho is all set to snatch the player away from PSG’s clutches in the upcoming summer transfer window.
Matuidi is believed to be close friends with two of Manchester United’s star men, viz. his fellow compatriot Paul Pogba and his ex-PSG teammate Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and thanks to their relationship, the Old Trafford outfit has an edge in this transfer race over other interested parties.
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Furthermore, with Matuidi being represented by super agent Mino Raiola, the man who played a huge role in helping three of his clients – Pogba, Zlatan, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan – secure a move to the Theatre of Dreams last summer, this deal has begun to look extremely likely already.
The report also states that United could land this midfield target of theirs for as little as £12.5 million – a bargain, considering the talent the former St Etienne man possesses.
With the likes of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger already having left the Reds, and with the futures of Michael Carrick and Marouane Fellaini at the club still far from secure, Blaise Matuidi will be a terrific addition to Jose Mourinho’s world-class squad.