Lazio Mainstay Unlikely to Force His Way to Juventus

Juventus have long set their sights on Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and while the player and his entourage have sent clues in the same direction, they will have to go through Lazio to onboard him. The Biancocelesti continue to shower him with praise, hoping he will sign an extension. His contract runs out in 2024.

Director Igli Tare lauded him on the Serbian outlet Mozzartsport (via Tuttomercatoweb).

“He joined as a kid, and he’s a full-grown man now. He’s important to the club, not just as a player but as a person too. That’s what I appreciate the most. He’s very humble, polite, and simple. He’s never been presumptuous or arrogant. If I had a daughter, I’d let him marry her. He’s very respectful even though I criticize him all the time, inviting him to never settle.”

His teammate Adam Marusic dished on the situation in a presser (via Calciomercato).

“He won’t create problems if Lazio don’t sell him when he’ll get an offer. He doesn’t want the club to miss out on the income.”

According to Alfredo Pedullà, the recent talks between Mateja Kezman, the agent of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, and Lazio made it apparent that the star wished to transfer elsewhere to chase trophies, with Juventus being the most insistent suitors.

The Biancocelesti have offered him €5M per year to prolong, but it’s unlikely. Claudio Lotito would like to delay the departure to the summer not to hurt the team in the Champions League race. However, the longer they wait, the lower his valuation will be since they’ll get closer to the end of his contract. The chief reiterated the €100M price tag in his most recent remarks.

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