Paris Saint-Germain’s hero on Tuesday evening as he scored a last minute winner away to Metz, Blaise Matuidi is unlikely to be at the Parc des Princes next season.
At least, that’s what Le Parisien are reporting on Thursday as they explain the divorce between player and club is drawing nearer, with Manchester United a possible destination.
Already linked with José Mourinho’s side last summer thanks to his agent being Mino Raiola, the 30-year-old midfielder isn’t happy with the Ligue 1 champions and knows his time there is coming to an end.
With Adrien Rabiot likely to be the future starter in that left midfield role under Emery, and considering his contract runs out in 2018, this summer is the time to leave.
Paris Saint-Germain’s two year contract renewal offer was anything but appealing to the midfielder, taking it as a message the club wasn’t counting on him anymore.
Le Parisien explain that with José Mourinho likely to continue his overhaul of Manchester United’s squad in the summer, focusing on all aspects of the pitch, a player like Blaise Matuidi, friends with both Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, could be on his wishlist.
The 30-year-old would welcome the move to Old Trafford with open arms, and if Le Parisien’s valuation is correct (between €10-15m), the deal could end up being a steal.
At that price, the club would be prepared to wave their loyal tireless midfielder goodbye.