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Nemanja Matic wants Jose Mourinho reunion at Roma

Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is eyeing a reunion with Roma manager Jose Mourinho this summer.

The Serbian has confirmed that this will be his final season at United. It appears he is eyeing a fresh challenge in a new league.

According to Calciomercato, Matic is aiming to reunite with Mourinho, having previously played under him at Chelsea and United.

It is added that the 33-year-old could be available for a price close to zero. An agent close to the Giallorossi is working on a summer transfer.

Matic’s current wages of €7 million per year is deemed ‘a lot’, but the problem could be mitigated by the ‘Italian Growth Decree’.

The Giallorossi may still need to make a deep consideration over the move as Matic is no longer in the prime of his playing career.

Our view:

Matic was re-signed for Chelsea from Benfica when Mourinho was manager in 2014. Three years later, he followed the Portuguese tactician to Old Trafford.

He was an undisputed starter under Mourinho at United, but his playing time has reduced over the past few years with his limited mobility being a concern.

The move to Serie A could be ideal with the league being more tactical and less intense. Matic would suit Roma with his solid aerial presence and distribution.

The midfielder’s current deal at Old Trafford expires in June 2022, but the hierarchy have the option of extending his stay for another 12 months with a clause.

United’s board may look to trigger the 12-month option such that they can at least receive a nominal fee for the Serbian, who has played 185 times for the club.

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