Reports: Nemanja Matic On Cusp Of Leaving Chelsea As First Image Of Him Wearing Man Utd Kit Supposedly Leaks (Photo)

Chris Wright

30th, July 2017


Word has it that Nemanja Matic is now within the width of a gnat’s nobblies of completing his big transfer to Manchester United.

It’s being widely reported that United are “close” to signing the Serbian midfielder from Chelsea for a fee in the £40million region.

Indeed, a leaked image of Matic wearing a United shirt is doing the rounds on social media, though whether or not it’s kosher is being hotly debated…

Photo via @AlexShawESPN/Twitter

Put it this way: If it is a Photoshop job, then it’s a darned good Photoshop job. Schweinsteiger’s old squad number too.

Telegraph scribe James Ducker is claiming that Matic completed his United medical on Sunday (hence the photo) and an official announcement is most likely due to follow on Monday at some point.

A good signing for United in an area that they desperately need to strengthen, and as for Chelsea – you’ve got to give it them, they really are formidable when it comes to recouping big money for players they clearly don’t want anymore.

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  1. Red says:

    I wonder if this photo can delay things a bit?

    I would prefer Renato Sanches but Matic can form a solid midfield 3 with Herrera and Pogdance. Looks like United is going for a 4-3-3 this year but I think they need Perisic to play with Lukaku and Rashford. I am not convinced by Martial and Micki, they’re brilliant but not consistent enough. They just don’t show up sometimes. I would rather have a very good player like Perisic, who’s very good every week, rather than someone who’s brilliant once in a month.

  2. McClair says:

    Do you really think that Chelsea don’t want Matic? I doubt it. He started in 35 of the 38 Premier League games last season under Conte. If he’s leaving is because he asked to.

    • Chris Wright says:

      @McClair: Matic was definitely was going to be behind Kante and Bakayoko in pecking order this season.

      Perhaps not ‘unwanted’ as such, but probably resigned to a few League Cup run-outs.

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