Old Trafford boss keen on young centre back.
Manchester United are in pole position to sign Serbian defender Neven Subotic in the summer according to reports in Germany today.
Reports are suggesting that Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has instructed his scouts to file a report on the 22-year-old with a view to making a bid for the player in the summer as a long term replacement to Rio Ferdinand and could form a potent defensive unit with Phil Jones.
A fee of around £20 million is thought to be in the offering from the Manchester club and with Borussia Dortmund struggling, they could be forced to accept a deal for Subotic.
Neven Subotic is considered one of the best up and coming defenders in Europe after 18 months of consistent performances alongside Borussia Dortmund defensive partner Matt Hummels and now it appears that speculation of a move away from the Bundesliga title holders is reaching fever pitch.
Man United have looked less than impressive in a number of matches this season and it seems likely that Rio Ferdinand may either of offloaded or given a less regular role in the starting line up. Sir Alex Ferguson brought in Phil Jones and Chris Smalling to help build a defence for the long term but it seems that there may be a need for further additions.
Nemanja Vidic has spent much of the season out injured and has also been linked with a move away from Old Trafford. Jonny Evans has at times looked to have improved but has also made crucial mistakes, such as his silly sending off against rivals City.
22 year old Subotic could very well be the ideal man to take the mantle from England veteran Ferdinand and as with some other members of Jurgen Klopp’s Dortmund side, there may well be tough decisions to be made as Europe’s elite prepare moves for the club’s top young talents.