Red Devils in advanced talks with 6 ft 5 in Serbian centre-back

Red Devils have enquired to add one of Serie A centre-back Nikola Milenkovic, the star could be the answer to solving Man United worrying defensive problems. Premier League giants Red Devils have enquired about the signing of Fiorentina defender Nikola Milenkovic.

The report indicates that the English club made contact with the La Viola two days ago regarding a move for Serbia international who was heavily linked with a switch the Old Trafford in winter, the report states that Man United had a €40m bid for the star rejected.

It’s understood that the Serie A side valued the versatile footballer at €50m at the time. Norwegian manager has a massive rebuild on his hands this transfer window, and the critical issue that he needs to address is Red Devils embarrassing back-line.

The English club leaked goals last campaign and a quality defender is needed this transfer window if the Red Devils have any hopes of being successful next campaign.

Nikola could be perfect for Man United – they are in desperate need of adding a towering presence at the defence, the 6 ft 5 in Serbian centre-back is an excellent choice that doesn’t come with the premium attached to some of the PL most sought after defenders.

The 21-year-old defender split his duties between centre-back and right-back last campaign, Milenkovic was very impressive for his side and the fact that he has 14 caps for Serbia to his name already – suggest that he’s a big talent. Red Devils can’t go into another campaign with the likes of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling.