Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is delighted with the fact that Jose Mourinho is considering him a potential transfer target.
Manchester United are having a tough start to the season, but club officials have made it clear that Jose Mourinho won’t be sacked soon. According to reports, the Portuguese boss will be shown the door if he fails to book a spot in the Champions League next season.
With that in mind, Mourinho has begun scouting for players for the upcoming winter transfer window. The United gaffer was present at the UEFA Nations League game between Serbia and Montenegro on Friday, as some of his targets were in action.
Serbian defender Nikola Milenkovic is being tipped with a £35 million move to Old Trafford. Mourinho is also said to have identified Benfica star Andrija Zivkovic to solve Manchester United‘s issues on the right wing.
The Red Devils were very interested in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic last summer as well. The midfielder was one of Serbia’s best performers during the World Cup in Russia, but Lazio valued the player at £100 million, which Ed Woodward wasn’t ready to pay.
In the post-match interview after Friday’s fixture, the 23-year-old acknowledged Mourinho’s presence in the stands, and was happy that a manager of his calibre had come to watch him.
However, Milinkovic-Savic also squashed any rumours that suggested that a move to the Premier League was the cards, as he stated: ‘I’m a Lazio player, but it’s obvious that I was pleased that a coach of his stature came to see the game.’
‘I read a little bit everywhere he was here at the stadium to see me play, but that does not mean anything. Maybe he was not here for me, but for someone else.’