By Pranav Shahaney

1st Dec, 2022 | 6:40pm

Manchester United join Leeds United in race to sign Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic after World Cup

Manchester United have reportedly joined Leeds United in the race to sign Torino midfielder Sasa Lukic post the World Cup.

According to Torino Granata [1 December], Roma are also keen on securing the services of the 26-year-old in the January transfer window.

No offers have been tabled for the Serbia international thus far, but talks are expected to commence after the World Cup ends later in December.

Not needed?

Leeds needed midfielders over the summer and they sorted out that problem pretty well and efficiently and the scouting department deserves credit for it.

Tyler Adams has been an exceptional acquisition and while Marc Roca has been decent as well, his impact has certainly been felt.

Brenden Aaronson, who plays in a more advanced role, does tend to drop deep on occasion as well and that could be seen as three midfielders being signed over the summer.

Leeds need a left-back and a striker over the January window and even if they wanted Lukic, it would’ve been hard to battle Manchester United to a signing.

The Old Trafford outfit have extremely deep pockets and could easily overpay for the 26-year-old if they wanted to sign him ahead of the Whites.

Jesse Marsch too, is unlikely to be prioritising a move for another midfielder and he’s even spoken on record about wanting a new striker in January.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites are now scouting an attacker at the World Cup and a January move appears to be on the cards for them.