Al-Hilal Seal the Deal for Lazio Star Milinkovic-Savic

The negotiation between Lazio and Al-Hilal proceeded without a hitch after the first offer, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will soon complete his transfer to Saudi Arabia. The two clubs and the federation handled the formalities in the last couple of days. The ace will take the medicals in Europe Wednesday or Thursday. He will be unveiled shortly thereafter, Sky informs.

The Biancocelesti will cash in €40M. Instead, the Serb will earn €20M annually for the next three years. He departs after eight seasons as he joined from Genk in 2015. He accumulated 341 appearances in the Italian capital, recording 69 goals and 59 assists.

Al-Hilal took advantage of the fact that Milinkovic-Savic had just a year left on his deal. Plus, he was longing for a change of scenery. He had been linked to a few top Italian sides. However, nobody came close to the hefty asking price set by president Claudio Lotito.

Juventus were waiting in the wings to scoop him up for a lower fee, but the Saudi club acted more quickly.

Our Take on Milinkovic-Savic and Al-Hilal

The recent words of the chairman demonstrate how desperate the midfielder was to bolt, and it’s a bit odd considering his team’s return to the Champions League. Ultimately, it’s a sound deal for all parties involved and a somewhat amicable split, but a significant ding for Serie A.

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