Real Madrid looking to bring Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to the Bernebeu
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Real Madrid in for Lazio star
It seems that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with a move away from Lazio for as long as he has been there.
Yet no transfer has materialized, but that could soon change this summer as it has been reported in Spanish media that Real Madrid are pursuing a deal for the Serbian international.
The 26-year-old arrived in the Italian capital from Belgium side Genk in 2015.
He has gone on to prove a valuable asset to the club including helping them to qualify for this season’s Champions League in which they progressed through the group stage and were eventually knocked out by Bayern Munich.
Known for his ability to both score and create from central midfield, Milinkovic-Savic has scored 7 goals and created a further 9 in Serie A whilst Lazio have struggled to maintain their excellent form of last season despite still sitting 6th in the table.
MADRID, SPAIN – OCTOBER 05: Toni Kroos of FC Real Madrid looks on during the Liga match between Real Madrid CF and Granada CF at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on October 5, 2019 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
With Real Madrid’s three main midfielders Luka Modric, Toni Kroos and Casemiro all reaching or, in the case of the Croatian, reached the latter stages of their careers, it is unsurprising to see Los Blancos linked with the midfielder.
Milinkovic-Savic likes Madrid
Should Real Madrid push for ward with a beard in the summer and looked assigned the Serbian, they should find little resistance from the player himself who has gone on record to speak of his admiration for the club.
He once described it as a dream of his to one day play for the team.
“I have dreamed of playing for Real Madrid since I was a child. This is the biggest goal of my career and I will do everything possible to achieve it,” he said.
“I have a long contract, I do not think about the future, but about finishing in the top four with Lazio.”
His current deal expires in the summer of 2024 and therefore any transfer would require a significant transfer fee associated with it.