Tottenham handed boost in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic pursuit
Tottenham Hotspur have received a major boost in pursuit of Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The Serie A side’s sporting director Igli Tare has claimed that the midfielder could be allowed to leave, if the club’s valuation of the player is met. (h/t Daily Mail)
Milinkovic-Savic has been with Lazio for almost five years, having signed for the club in 2015. Till date, he has scored 36 goals and contributed 26 assists in 194 matches for Italian capital club. In the 2019/20 campaign, the 25-year-old has produced a return of 5 goals and 7 assists in 31 matches.
The Serbian international has an admirer in Jose Mourinho, who tried to sign him during his stint at Manchester United as well. Now the Portuguese is intent on getting the player at Tottenham in the coming summer. (h/t Daily Mail)
And, Lazio director Igli Tare has dropped a hint that the club will sell him if the player desires to leave and his valuation is met. Speaking to Sky Italia, he said (h/t Daily Mail):
“The player’s desire is crucial. Generally speaking, if a player thinks that their time is up and wants to go somewhere else, it shouldn’t be a problem.”
This means that should Milinkovic-Savic should decide to push for a transfer, Lazio are unlikely to stand in his way. However, they are likely to demand a transfer fee in excess of £80m for their prized asset. (h/t Daily Mail)
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Adding a quality midfielder like Milinkovic-Savic would be great business for our club. The 25-year-old can provide goals and assists from the middle of the park, something which our record signing Tanguy Ndombele has failed to do till date.
However, the price-tag could prove to be a problem as finances have been affected negatively due to coronavirus. In addition,the likes of Manchester United and Chelsea are also in contention to sign him. (h/t Daily Mail)