2Lazio Sporting Director, Igli Tare, has admitted that the club will consider any offer that they get for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, who is said to be on Tottenham’s radar this summer.
Milinkovic-Savic has been one of the most consistent attacking midfielders in the Serie A for many years. The midfield man has recorded five goals and seven assists in 30 appearances (transfermarket.com) this season.
Spurs are reportedly one of several English clubs who are interested in signing the 25-year-old this summer (Daily Mail).
While it was initially reported by Foot Mercato that the Montenegro international would cost around £63million, L’Equipe (via The Daily Mail) reported that PSG believe they can sign the midfielder for around £50million.
Tare has now said that, while the Serie A club do not need to sell Milinkovic-Savic, they would evaluate all proposals.
The Lazio director told Sky Sports Italia: “We certainly don’t need to sell right now.
“I think a lot will change on the transfer market, because the pandemic is a once-in-a-lifetime occurrence that transformed everything, so we have to be creative, but above all very clear on our planning for the present and future.
“I think that prices won’t drop for first-rate players. Obviously, for the medium and low-end players, there will be a downward trend.
“On Milinkovic-Savic, the boy’s relationship with the city and Lazio will never die because there is a very strong bond that has grown over years.
“On the other hand, considering the situation, his wishes, everything we’ve talked about, every situation will be evaluated at the right time without any pressure, but above all for the good of both parties.
“If there is a possibility that satisfies the club and the player, it will be taken into consideration. If there is not, he is happy and we are very happy for him to stay.”
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Reading between the lines, it sounds as if Lazio are open to cashing in on Milinkovic-Savic this summer in order to fund moves for their targets. That is understandable given that the 25-year-old is no longer their most important player. However, I do not see where he fits in at Tottenham if Tanguy Ndombele were to stay.
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