The Frenchman signed in 2011 for PSG from Saint-Étienne for a reported undisclosed fee of around €7.5 million.
In 2011, PSG were not the European super power that they are now, but they were beginning the process of becoming one after being purchased by the big money company Qatar Sports Investments (QSI).
Matuidi was one of PSG’s first signings under the QSI regime and he has certainly proved his worth over his six seasons at the Parisian club.
Since joining PSG, the 30-year-old midfield man has racked up four Ligue 1 titles, two Coupe de France titles, four Coupe de la Ligue titles, four Trophée des Champions titles, two Ligue 1 Team of the Year appearances, and one French Player of the Year award.
However, Matuidi does not see himself at the Parc de Princes next season as he is finding more competition for a starting spot due to the rise of young midfield talent Adrien Rabiot, and his relationship with the Parisian hierarchy has supposedly deteriorated after the French international rejected a two-year extension to his current contract last summer.
Given the fact that Bastian Schweinsteiger has already departed, and Michael Carrick is likely to follow suit, United could do with a midfield of Matuidi’s quality.
Due to his contract expiring at the end of next season, PSG have placed a relatively cheap €10 -15 million price tag on the Frenchman.
With Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho planning a revamp of his squad in the summer, Matuidi is reportedly tempted to move to the Manchester club.
Currently sitting at 5th in the Premier League table with the least amount of goals scored out of the top seven by some distance, Manchester United could use an extra spark in their team.
Signing Matuidi would bring life and endless energy to a team in need of revitalization. Matuidi’s non-stop box-to-box running on the pitch could open up games for his teammates as he would add an extra runner coming into the box on the attacking end of the field and add an extra body at the back on defensive of the field.
The midfield engine could also bring the best out of French teammate Paul Pogba as Pogba would not only have a player he is used to playing with beside him in the midfield, but he would also have a player beside him who could do all the running and dirty work for him, giving the world-record signing more freedom to work his magic further up the pitch.
If Matuidi truly is interested in a move to Old Trafford in the summer, then Manchester United should act fast to get him.