Milinkovic-Savic Slightly Changes His Tune on Extension

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has reportedly refused to engage in the negotiation to prolong his contract, which is up in 2024. The midfielder dished on the matter to DAZN, providing a small opening (via Fantacalcio).

“I already said after the Monza game that there’s a year left on it. I’m focusing on the pitch right now, then we’ll see at the of the season. We are eyeing our objective, and we are at a good point to reach it. We’ll think about it afterward.”

Milinkovic-Savic snapped out of a drought with two consecutive goals, becoming the most prolific foreigner in Lazio’s history.

“I’m back. I went through a sticky patch after the World Cup, but I managed to score against Monza and Juventus thanks to my hard work. This will help me in what’s about to come. I’m not a striker, but hitting the net frequently is a good thing. There are many games left, and I’ll try do it a few more times so nobody catches me.”

“I want to stay concentrated on carrying Lazio as far as possible. We want to defend our position until the end. I used to play as a forward when I was younger, but then they told me I was too quick and moved me to the midfield. I accepted it, but I like to attack the box, especially when Luis Alberto has the ball. It’s my eighth year here, and I feel I’m a leader, but a lot depends on my teammates. You can’t go anywhere if they don’t follow you.”

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, on top of Juventus, Arsenal, and Newcastle, Milan are keen on Milinkovic-Savic too. Stefano Pioli managed him in the past.

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