Man United Transfer Talk: Paul Woolston, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic


The mid November international break is certainly the perfect time to talk some transfer rumors, as the January window will be here before you know it. In this article we focus on Manchester United, and we begin with their new signing, 20-year-old goalkeeper Paul Woolston.

United were able to sign the former Newcastle man outside of the transfer window because he was a free agent at the time. There was no official announcement or unveiling by the club, no cliche smiling player at a desk signing a contract photo.

So consider this, his being spotted participating in training today, the official Woolston arrival moment.

To learn more about Woolston, check out the Manchester Evening News dossier on him over at this link.

Elsewhere Lazio president Claudio Lotito has said his club will sell Sergej Milinkovic-Savic if the price is right, but that they are certainly not under any pressure to offload him right now. The Serbian midfielder is a long time United target as he was strongly on their radar during the summer transfer window.

“In today’s football, it is difficult for a player to tie himself to just one club for the rest of his career, but at Lazio we are doing well,” Lotito told

“Our players show great affection to the club. Unfortunately, Lazio don’t have the same economic potential as Barcelona and Real Madrid. When the conditions are on our side and an offer you can’t refuse arrives, then we will face the matter.”

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United Manager Jose Mourinho has scouted Milinkovic-Savic while he’s be on international duty, but Old Trafford faces major competition in the battle to acquire him. Real Madrid, Barcelona and Juventus are all also interested.

Lotito added the following about the situation to Sky Sport Italia“(Lazio) do not need to sell — we are in the black by the tune of €38 million; we are strong and solid.”

All in all, this should make for a very interesting January transfer window.

Paul M. Banks runs The Sports, which is partnered with News Now. Banks, a former writer for NBC and Chicago, regularly appears as a guest pundit on WGN CLTV and co-hosts the “Let’s Get Weird, Sports” podcast on SB Nation

He also contributes sociopolitical essays to and Chicago NowFollow him on Twitter and Instagram. The content of his cat’s Instagram account is unquestionably superior to his.

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