Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has again been linked with a move to Liverpool, with the Reds reportedly making ‘calls’ regarding a switch.
The Lowdown: Milinkovic-Savic impresses for Lazio
The 26-year-old enjoyed another impressive season for Lazio in 2020/21, scoring eight goals and registering nine assists in Serie A.
Milinkovic-Savic continues to stand out as arguably one of the best midfielders in the league and he may not be without suitors this summer.
The Latest: Liverpool update emerges
That being said, the Reds are only thought to be willing to pay less than the rumoured €70-80m (£59.9-68.4m) that Lazio want for his services.
The Verdict: Great player, but unlikely
In truth, a move looks unlikely, given the amount that is required to pay for the £63m-rated midfielder.
However, Milinkovic-Savic is a wonderful footballer who could be a great addition in the middle of the park, with his aforementioned end product standing out. He could resolve one problem area for Liverpool, with goals from midfield proving rather scarce in Jurgen Klopp’s squad last season – Curtis Jones was the most prolific player in that position with just four in all competitions.
The Serbian also averaged 1.8 tackles and 1.3 clearances per game in the league last season, showing what a formidable all-round player he is and how he could help fill the Gini Wijnaldum-shaped void in the Reds’ midfield.
In other news, some Liverpool fans are keen on the Reds signing a Euro 2020 finalist – find out who it is here.
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