Lazio news: Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is among the most talented midfielders of his generation.
The Serbia international has played a key role in the Eagles’ success in recent years. He joined the Italian club from Belgian Pro League outfit KRC Genk in the summer window of 2015.
Milinkovic-Savic has played 306 games in all competitions for Lazio so far, registering 62 goals and 59 assists. He has helped the Serie A outfit win one Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana
The 27-year-old midfielder won the Lazio Player of the Season accolade twice and was also included in 2017-18’s Serie A Team of the Season. He also won the Serie A Best Midfielder accolade in 2018-19.
Lazio set the asking price for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
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While speaking to II Messaggero (via Fabrizio Romano), Lazio president Lolito opened up on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s future. He said: “I’ve no agreement with his agent to sell Sergej to Juventus or any other club in January”
He also set a price tag on the Serbia international: “Price tag for Milinković is no longer €100m — his value is €120m now”.
Savic is currently among the most sought-after midfielders in Europe, with Manchester United, Liverpool, and Juventus having all shown interest in signing him. However, the Eagles’ whopping asking price could force them to move away from the deal.
Ciro Immobile praises Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
Lazio skipper Ciro Immobile heaped praise on the Serbia international. He compared him to Manchester City star Kevin de Bruyne. Speaking to the media, he said (via Sportskeeda): “Trust me, Sergej Milinković-Savić is magic. He’s on the same level of Kevin de Bruyne.”
Milinkovic-Savic has been in excellent form this season, registering three goals and seven assists in nine Serie A appearances. He will hope to continue his fine form as the Eagles are looking to finish in the UEFA Champions League qualification places this season.
Meanwhile, Kevin de Bruyne has wreaked havoc in the Premier League league this term. He has registered one goal and nine assists in nine league appearances so far.
Lazio have enjoyed a brilliant start to the current season, winning six of their opening nine league games. They are currently third in the Seria A table, three points behind leaders Napoli.
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The Eagles will next play SK Sturm Graz in the UEFA Europa League before locking horns against Udinese in the league on October 16. Milinkovic-Savic will play a key role for his team in both games.