New United boss eyes Serbian playmaker.
New Manchester United manager David Moyes is keen to resurrect a deal to bring Adem Ljajic to the club, after his predecessor Sir Alex Ferguson turned the player down three years ago.
According to the Daily Express, Moyes is a fan of the attacking midfielder, who nearly joined United from his old club Partizan Belgrade in 2010, but who has instead made a name for himself with Serie A side Fiorentina.
The 21-year-old is a versatile attacker, showing an eye for goal from a position behind the striker, and is one of the most impressive young players in Italy at the moment, also attracting interest from United’s Premier League rivals Chelsea.
A playmaker of this kind is high on Moyes’ priorities in the transfer window this summer as he looks to find a replacement for the retiring Paul Scholes, and the likes of Claudio Marchisio of Juventus and Benfica’s Nemanja Matic have been strongly linked with the club as well.
The Serbian star finished the season in Italy with a highly impressive tally of 11 goals and 8 assists, and looks like the perfect solution to United’s current problems in providing ammunition for Robin van Persie.
With Ljajic’s contract expiring next summer, he could be available on a cut-price deal, and may represent one of the bargains of the summer.