Milinkovic-Savic Price Tag Much Lower than Club Wishes

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Lazio appear destined for a long drawn-out farewell. The midfielder has refused to seriously engage in the extension talks, as he has made up his mind about leaving next summer. At this point, only a stunning U-turn from the player could change the scenario, Calciomercato relays.

His agent Mateja Kezman last talked with the club in January. While there was no progress in the negotiation, he reassured the team that his client didn’t want to leave on a Bosman move in 2024 when his deal was up. Instead, he wishes to depart for a proper fee in the upcoming window to avoid hurting them too much.

The price tag will be a topic of conversation between the Milinkovic-Savic camp and Lazio. The Biancocelesti owner Claudio Lotito set it at €100M in the past, and no team came close to it. Instead, his representative suggested that €45M would be a more adequate sum.

Arsenal have been touted as a potential landing spot for the Serb. They unsuccessfully tried to lure him last summer, but their strong season fuels their hopes. Juventus have been after him for a long time. However, they would have to sell Dusan Vlahovic to have the funds to acquire him.

Our Take on Milinkovic-Savic and Lazio

Things have been heading toward a split for a long time. It’s understandable, as the midfielder might want to start competing for some trophies after a great run. However, qualifying for the Champions League might still lead to a change of heart, and they are squarely in the running. Given his age and contractual situation, the bids will be closer to what his agent indicates than the president’s desires.

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