Having shelled out a reported Â£16m on Antonio Valencia yesterday, a report in today’s Sun suggests that Sir Alex Ferguson may continue with his policy of signing slightly lessor known players with news spreading that “Manchester United are poised to bid Â£8m for Hertha Berlinâ€™s Serb star Gojko Kacar, 22 who can play in the centre of midfield or defence.”
The interest in Kacar comes immediately after the U21 European Championships where the Serb made a positive impression in front of the bevvy of scouts in Sweden. Having experienced a stellar season with surprise Bundesliga challengers Hertha Berlin last year in Germany, Kacar continued his form in Scandinavia this summer scoring the only goal Serbia registered at the games. (See here.)
Kacar began his playing career with Serbian outfit FK Vojvodina where the versatile footballer scored 17 goals in just 78 appearances. It did not take too long before more high profile teams came sniffing, and in 2008 he transferred to Hertha for what now appears a bargain fee of just â‚¬3 million.
Since arriving in the Bundesliga Kacar has continued to improve, proving a mainstay in the Hertha side that has seen him chalk up 48 appearances including seven goals to boot.
At 22-years-old Kacar is all set to be a star of tomorrow. The defensive midfielder is under contract with Hertha Berlin until June 30, 2012, with an estimated market value of around â‚¬7m. Aside from Manchester United, Kacar has also reportedly attracted interest from Bundesliga clubs Hamburg and Schalke.
Standing 6ft tall, Kacar is known for his excellent aerial ability, strength in the tackle. together with his tactical positional nous at the back. However, unlike other defensive midfielders, Kacar is also unafraid to take up positions further up the field with the Serb capable of both creating opportunities for fellow teammates in the final third as well as competent enough to finish chances off himself.
With Zoran Tosic and Adem Ljajic already signed up at Old Trafford, Manchester United fans should start licking their lips at the prospect of yet another top quality Serb joining their ranks at Old Trafford.
Video evidence of Gojko Kacar can be seen here.