According to writer Rudy Galetti, Manchester United “may decide to take a few steps” in their pursuit of Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savi in the coming weeks. Milinkovic-Savi is currently playing for Manchester United’s rival team, Lazio.
Old Trafford’s new manager, Erik ten Hag, will focus his attention on the summer transfer market in order to bolster the team’s roster.
It has been reported in Italy that Milinkovic-Savi wants to leave Lazio in order to chase after more hardware and has made the decision that he will not be renewing his contract with the capital club, which is scheduled to expire in the summer of 2024. Milinkovic-current Savi’s deal is set to expire in the summer of 2024.
It was reported in October by The Sun that Manchester United, Liverpool, and Juventus were all interested in the 27-year-services. old’s However, the president of the Serie A club, Claudio Lotito, has suggested that the midfielder could cost as much as £105 million. He said the following to Il Messaggero: “I have no agreement with his agent [Mateja] Kezman to sell him to Juventus or anyone else in the winter.” On the other hand, his current fortune is €120 million (£105 million), up from €100 million (£88 million). The cost increases on a monthly basis.”
After the underwhelming performances the Serbian international had at the World Cup, a transfer insider named Dean Jones told GiveMeSport in December that Arsenal could have a free run at the player during the January transfer window. However, the Gunners ended up recruiting Chelsea midfielder Jorginho instead of the Serbian international.
However, Galetti now believes that United may be able to go through with their interest in Milinkovic-Savi in the coming weeks.
In an interview with GiveMeSport, Galetti stated, “Manchester United could decide to take a few moves during the next few weeks.” However, as I mentioned earlier today, the situation regarding Milinkovi-Savi is still the same.”
Ciro Immobile, Milinkovic-teammate, Savi’s has referred to him as “magic,” and Milinkovic-Savi would likely be a good addition in the center of ten Hag’s midfield as he attempts to evolve the current Red Devils side. Immobile hailed Milinkovic-Savi as “magic.”
The 39-time Serbian national team member has played for Lazio in 19 Serie A matches this season. He has found the back of the net four times and contributed eight assists, which suggests that he can give a source of goal output from the middle of the park.
According to FBref, the 6 foot 4 inch player ranks in the top 2% of midfielders across Europe’s big five leagues, as well as the Champions League and Europa League, for assists (0.32) and in the top 4% of midfielders for non-penalty goals per 90 minutes (0.26) over the course of the previous 365 days. This puts the 6 foot 4 inch player in favorable comparison with his positional peers in a variety of aspects of his game.
Therefore, it is likely that Milinkovic-Savi would be an improvement on what ten Hag presently has in his United midfield, but the Red Devils want to get his price tag lowered before discussing any potential move for the Serbian before talking any prospective transfer for the Serbian.