Departing Man Utd midfielder Matic ready for Roma switch

Departing Man Utd midfielder Matic ready for Roma switch

Former Manchester United midfielder Nemanja Matic is close to signing for AS Roma.

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.

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.