Manchester United takes on Matic of Chelsea
Nemanja Matic put his career at Manchester United. The 28-year-old midfielder from Serbia is coming over from Chelsea and signing for three years at Old Trafford, with an option on a fourth season.
United has not disclosed how much the former midfielder of Vitesse is paid, but, according to English media the fee will be around € 45 million.
With Chelsea was Matic last season champion in the English Premier League. He was usually assured of a starting under manager Antonio Conte.
The Serbian international has previously worked at Chelsea together with the current Man United manager José Mourinho. He looks forward to a renewed collaboration with the Portuguese.
“I had the chance to reconnect with Mourinho to work together, not let them run”, he reports on the website of the club. “I look forward to my role in the hunt for new success with the club.”
According to his coach, is Matic a real Mourinho player’. “He stands for everything what we want: he is loyal, constant, ambitious and a real team player.”
Matic is the third major zomeraankoop of United. Previously explained to the club, Romelu Lukaku (85 million euro) and Victor Lindelöf (35 million euro). Lukaku came over from Everton and Lindelöf of Benfica.