Tottenham Hotspur have joined the race to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, according to Calciomercato via Ricky Sacks.
Milinkovic-Savic has put in a string of impressive performances for Lazio in recent years and his heroics have caught the attention of a number of major European clubs.
Ever since he arrived at the Stadio Olimpico from Genk for £16.2m, the 25-year-old has established himself as arguably one of the best midfielders in the world, playing in 25 games in the Serie A this season, scoring 4 goals, creating 4 assists, taking 2 shots per game, averaging 1.2 key passes, and successfully completing at least 1 dribble on average (via WhoScored).
Football reporter Ricky Sacks tweeted the news on social media, writing “[CalcioMercato] | Tottenham Hotspur have joined the hunt to sign Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. The midfielder has again been in impressive form for Lazio during the 2019-20 campaign, scoring five times and contributing seven assists in 31 appearances in all competitions.”
Although Spurs are keen to bring Milinkovic-Savic to North London, Chelsea and Manchester United are long-time admirers of the Serbia international, and Jose Mourinho will have limited funds to work with in the upcoming transfer window.
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The Biancocelesti have made it clear they will let the Serbian leave, but only if the price is right. His market value is priced at £57.6m via Transfermarkt. Therefore, it is unlikely Daniel Levy will splash the cash, given the current economic uncertainty as a result of the ongoing pandemic.
Regardless, many Spurs fans gushed over the journalist’s “superb” transfer update, with one supporter dubbing Milinkovic-Savic as “the perfect signing,” and another adding he is “Dembele-esque.”
Scroll through some of the best reactions down below…
The perfect signing imo. Does everything we need. He is kinda Dembele esque.
— Felix Høybye (@Felix_HP1) May 10, 2020
Top midfielder 🔝 🔝 it would be a great sign!!! #COYS
— A Corsica Vince ❄️ (@ACorsicaVince) May 10, 2020
Would be a great signing!
— Jonny Hotspur (@jonnycoys) May 10, 2020
Absolute superb player. Probably be cheaper than DVDB?
— Jack Sullivan (@JackSul14594861) May 10, 2020
Don’t think we need him but would love it
— Turner ⚪️ (On loan at Gladbach) (@thfcturner) May 10, 2020
Dude we get him on Fifa on my career all the time. I wouldn’t be surprised
— R.I.P KOBE 😭😭😭 (@swizzulgaming) May 10, 2020
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