Tottenham Hotspur have opened up discussions with Lazio about Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to the Daily Mail.
Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is a long-time admirer of the attacking midfielder and has told the board he would like to bring him to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer.
After arriving at the Stadio Olimpico from Genk for £16.2m in 2015, Milinkovic-Savic has emerged as one of Europe’s brightest talents in recent years, making 25 appearances in Serie A this season, scoring 4 goals, providing 4 assists, taking 2 shots per game, averaging 1.2 key passes, and completing at least 1 dribble on average in the Italian top flight (via WhoScored).
However, it appears Mourinho will have to battle with his former clubs Chelsea and Manchester United, who are set to launch rival bids for the Serbian international when the transfer window opens.
As expected, many Lilywhites drooled over the latest transfer news on Twitter, with one fan commenting “he is world class,” and another simply saying “please.”
Scroll through some of the best reactions down below…
If we can get him and kouliably 😍
— Rob (@THFCrw) April 28, 2020
— Matheus (@Matheus41279705) April 28, 2020
He should be number 1 priority! Middle 3 with N’dombele and Lo Celso. 🔥👌🏽
— Breezer (@scoutbreezer) April 28, 2020
— shoaib (@A17_Shweb) April 28, 2020
@tomtkkellard the dream is finally coming true
— Joe Fitzgerald (@JoeFitzy98) April 28, 2020
Now we’re talking!!!
— Shreyas Rao (@Spurs_Shreyas) April 28, 2020
He is world class on football manager
— N S (@APathNotTaken) April 28, 2020
Missing football!? There’s still plenty of Spurs discussion going on in the Vital Tottenham Forum! Click here to get involved!
Click here to comment on this articleor
Give us feedback on your Football Transfer Tavern experience