Man Utd suffer blow in their long-term pursuit of SS Lazio star midfielder

By | October 9, 2019

SS Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has reportedly signed a fresh contract with the club which will keep the player at Rome till 2024.

The Serbian star who is valued at €65 million via to Transfermarkt, has made 170 matches for the Biancocelesti since joining them from the Belgian club Genk. So far, the 24-year-old has scored 33 goals and while providing 22 assists.

Milinkovic-Savic’s displays for Lazio attracted interest from Manchester United in the summer transfer market according to Football Italia. Calciomercato stated a few days back that Inter were keen on landing him in January.

However, a recent report from il Corriere dello Sport (via Calciomercato) claims that Sergej has signed a new contract with SS Lazio which will keep him at the club till the summer of 2024. It is also understood that Serbia international’s salary will remain €3m-a-year.

Given his showings in the last couple of years, it is fair to say that Milinkovic-Savic is among the best midfielders in the world and if SS Lazio have indeed managed to extend his deal till 2024, then it is largely beneficial for the club.

Meanwhile, The Mirror reports that Ajax are ready to demand a sum of £100m for Donny van de Beek, a move which has led to Manchester United withdrawing their interest.

The report adds that the PL giants will not meet that asking price having previously been offered the Netherlands international for £35m.