Manchester United Opinion: Why the Red Devils should go for Brozovic
Back in July 2018, the Daily Star claimed Manchester United were interested in signing Inter Milan midfield ace Marcelo Brozovic. However, a deal didn’t materialise then and the midfielder stayed with Inter.
Marcelo Brozovic, 26, starred in the World Cup last summer, guiding Croatia to the competition’s final only to lose at the hands of France. He managed to replicate his form for Inter and played a crucial part in the club’s qualification to the Champions League.
The Croatian international managed 32 appearances in the Serie A, impressing with his performances as a deep-lying playmaker. With that in mind, Manchester United must rekindle their interest in Brozovic and attempt to sign him.
The Red Devils have already completed deals for Daniel James and Aaron Wan-Bissaka and it appears Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is desperate for more players through the doors at Old Trafford before the transfer window closes.
The Norwegian tactician is rebuilding the United squad and believes the perfect blend of youth and experience is the key to return the club to its former glory.
After the additions of James and Wan-Bissaka, Solskjaer’s club are in the hunt for midfield reinforcements following the departure of Ander Herrera on a free transfer to Paris Saint-Germain.
Paul Pogba’s future is also in serious doubt after Mino Raiola claimed that the World Cup-winning Frenchman was ‘in the process’ of leaving the club this summer.
A long-term replacement for Nemanja Matic is the need of the hour, with the Serbian set to turn 31 next month and isn’t quite fit to play in Solskjaer’s system. Brozovic could exactly be the kind of player to replace Matic at the base of United’s midfield.
A versatile player who can excel in different roles across the midfield, Brozovic has been excellent as the anchor at Inter’s midfield base this past season.
The Croat is a calm and composed midfield operator, possessing the ability to dictate the tempo of a game, what with his wonderful range of passing and reading of the game. He is strong in the tackle and never shies away from jumping into challenges to stop the opposition from advancing.
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The 26-year-old provides defensive protection that allows the team’s creative players to get forward and utilise their passing ability to devastating effect. All in all, Brozovic is a classy operator that could provide United with much-needed quality, stability and experience.
With less than two weeks remaining for the transfer window to slam shut, Solskjaer should prioritise the signing of Brozovic from Inter Milan. He could be the key piece missing in the team’s jigsaw next season.