Saturday, October 24, 2020

LAZY FAN EXCLUSIVE: Milinković-Savić Too Pricey For United

23 year-old- Serbian sensation Sergej Milinković-Savić looks set to miss out on a move to Manchester United with Lazio’s price being the major stumbling block. The midfielder shot to the top of the wanted list of  many of Europe’s elite clubs after a great season for Lazio. His stock rose further after some fine performances in the World Cup.

However, all of this hype has come at a price, or at least it would do. Milinković-Savić has completed three seasons in the highly competitive Serie A, and has proven himself more than capable. With 17 goals in 94 games from midfield, he has earned rave reviews. He won the Bronze Ball at the FIFA U-20 World Cup in 2015, and has continued to develop with the world’s eyes on him.

The Rise of Milinković-Savić

He began his career in the youth academy of Vojvodina in Serbia. He signed his first professional contract at just 17 after Vojvodina’s youth team won two consecutive National Championships. He played just one season for the 1st team before securing a move to Genk.

After just one season in Genk he had done enough to proof his potential to Lazio. With 5 goals in 24 games, the 18-year-old had made his mark on Belgian football quickly. Milinković-Savić has been hailed as the complete midfielder. With the height and physicality to perform his defensive duties, and the movement and finishing ability to play attacking midifield. He has been likened to Zindeine Zidane, and called the Serbian Paul Pogba.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

No Move To United Coming

However, Lazy Fan Sports has learned that despite United manager Jose Mourinho loving him, a move for Milinković-Savić seems unlikely as the price is just too high. After recent extravagant purchases for Paul Pogba, and Romelu Lukaku, United may be taking a slightly more cautious approach.

The most likely outcome of this, however, is that Milinković-Savić will find himself in another club’s shirt. It is hard to see how he will stay at Lazio with all the hype that surrounds him. Even were he to remain there, his price will only continue to rise next summer.

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