Transfer Target Watch: Sergej Milinković-Savić

17th Jun 2018

Manchester United fans have been hearing a lot about Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinković-Savić in recent weeks.

The 23-year-old is one of several hundred players to be linked with a summer move to Old Trafford, having excelled at Lazio last term.

But is he all he's cracked up to be? Or would Jose Mourinho's attention be better placed elsewhere?

Well, the midfielder certainly caught the eye in his nation's opening World Cup group match against Costa Rica.

Aleksandar Kolarov's superb free-kick proved to be the difference between the two sides but Milinković-Savić was - along with current United midfielder Nemanja Matic - among the game's stand-out performers.

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Only the combination of a marginal offside call and a superb save by Keylor Navas denied Milinković-Savić a memorable overhead kick goal.

The acrobatic attempt proved - once again - that the midfielder is blessed in regards to technical ability. But his physical traits also set him apart from the rest.

Despite being a mountain of a man, Milinković-Savić is mobile and his driving runs caused countless problems for the Costa Ricans.

It is easy to see why primitive comparisons with Paul Pogba have been made - with the pair both in possession of technical skill and a powerful frame - and the Serbian certainly looks tailor-made for Premier League football.

Plenty of fans were impressed with Milinković-Savić, but United are not likely to be the only side interested after such an impressive debut on the world stage.

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What's your verdict - is he ready for the Premier League? Or would he be a waste of money?

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