‘€40m Fiorentina giant ready to play for Man Utd’
Manchester United-target Nikola Milenkovic is ready to join one of the biggest clubs in Europe.
That is the opinion of Ivica Iliev, who was a director of Milenkovic’s former club Partizan Belgrade.
Milenkovic is one of the most highly-rated young centre-backs in Europe and is now in his fourth season at Fiorentina since arriving from Partizan for €5 million.
He has been followed by a number of top clubs over the past year or so, including Man Utd, Tottenham Hotspur and AC Milan.
And Iliev believes the 23-year-old is already good enough for all of these teams.
“[Milenkovic] could easily play at clubs like Manchester United, Juventus, Barcelona, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich. Milenkovic is already ready for these teams,” Iliev told Labora Viola.
“€40m for Milenkovic would be fair considering he is a defender.”
The 6ft 5in stopper is particularly renowned for his ability in the air. He has won 84 per cent of his 105 aerial challenges this season.
Indeed, the giant defender has won more aerial challenges in Serie A this campaign than anyone who has played 400 or more minutes.
He has played 110 times for Fiorentina, scoring 10 goals.