AC Milan tried throughout the summer to sign Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Now the market value of Serb has dropped considerably.
Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was AC Milan’s dream this summer. After Elliot Management Fund took control of the club, the Americans authorized a big money transfer for one of the best players in Serie A.
Despite having only 20 days at his disposal sporting director Leonardo made an official offer for the 23 year old central midfielder. The Rossoneri proposed a loan move of 40 million euros with the option to buy at the end of the season for an additional 80 million (or 60 plus one player in exchange).
Lazio president Claudio Lotito recently confirmed everything: “On 17 August, an Italian team presented me an indecent offer which, honestly, was practically impossible to refuse, but I had made a promise to Inzaghi and in only 24 hours I had no way of finding a substitute“. However things have changed since them.
The performances of Milinkovic-Savic, so far, have been disappointing to say the least. The Serb international has scored only one goal and provided one assist in 12 games between Europa League and Serie A. Not only that but on many occasions Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi was forced to substitute him before the end of the match.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the regression of Milinkovic-Savic is not just on the pitch. Now the Lazio midfielder is worth much less on the transfer market considering his 120 million price tag of the summer. Juventus and AC Milan remain interested but hardly any offer from the two will exceed 80 million euros, Milinkovic-Savic’s current market value.