Nemanja Matic ‘is set to sign for Serie A side Roma after Manchester United release – with the Serbian poised to reunite with Jose Mourinho for the third time’
- Nemanja Matic is reportedly set to join Jose Mourinho’s Roma on a free transfer
- Mourinho signed the Serbian when he was at Chelsea and Manchester United
- The central midfielder left Old Trafford when his contract expired this summer
Nemanja Matic is poised to join Jose Mourinho’s Roma on a free transfer after leaving Manchester United, according to reports in Italy.
The central midfielder, 33, departed Old Trafford when his contract expired this summer.
And as stated by football journalists Gianluca Di Marzio and Fabrizio Romano, the expierenced Serbian is shortly set to confirm his move to the Italian side.
Nemanja Matic (above left) is reportedly set to sign for Roma after leaving Manchester United
The Serbian midfielder could link up with Roma boss Jose Mourinho (above) for the third time
Matic spent five years with the Red Devils after signing for the club from Chelsea for £40m in July 2017, making 189 appearances in all competitions and scoring four goals.
Mourinho, who signed him for United and the Blues before that, is believed to have explicitly requested the signing.
The Portuguese will therefore link up with the 48-cap former international if the transfer goes through.
The Portuguese previously signed the 33-year-old while at Chelsea and Manchester United
It is reported Roma chief Tiago Pinto, formerly of Portuguese side Benfica, like Matic, led the chase for the player.
The club are thought to be offering Matic a one-year deal, with an option for a second.
Romano claims the Serie A side have signed Benfica goalkeeper Mile Svilar as well, also on a free transfer.