Lazio Evaluating Which Purchase to Make in the Midfield

Al-Hilal has announced the arrival of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, while Lazio have yet to issue an official statement on the matter. President Claudio Lotito drove a hard bargain until the last moment. The deal isn’t in jeopardy, but he won’t release the transfer until he gets the first installment, Il Messaggero informs (via Radiosei).

The Saudi Pro League could ruin their ideal succession plan. They had earmarked Piotr Zielinski, but Al-Alhi offered him €12M per year. Even if it turned them down to stay in Europe, the proposal could drive up his personal demands. Moreover, the Biancocelesti don’t want to pay a €25M fee.

Lazio are mulling possible alternatives to restock the midfield. They have been after Gedson Fernandes for a while. The sale of the Serb provides them with new financial ammo to up their previous offers.

They also have Lazar Samardzic and Celta Vigo’s Sergi Darder in their crosshairs. The latter has a €10M release clause. They were already considering him to replace Toma Basic, but he could stay now.

Our Take on Lazio Looking for a Milinkovic-Savic Replacement

He produced big highlights with his plays in the final third, but he also did a lot, and progressively more over the years, defensively by putting his physicality to good use. It’ll be a tall order to find somebody that makes up for all that, especially if they are unwilling to splurge.

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