The Lazio midfielder has been identified as one of the club’s potential targets as Mikel Arteta looks to add more reinforcements in the midfield unit. According to multiple reports emanating from England, Arsenal are hoping to sign Serbian international Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
The Serbian international joined Lazio from Genk for a fee in the region of 12 million euros in 2015. His contract expires in the summer of 2024.
He has found the back of the net on 6 occasions and picked up 8 assists in 28 matches for Lazio this season across various competitions.
The 27-year-old is considered to be one of the best midfielders in Serbia. His record for Serbia is also impressive. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has scored 7 goals in 39 matches for Serbia at senior level.
Milinkovic-Savic is enjoying an excellent season so far. He is set to be a man in demand in the summer transfer window, with a host of clubs queuing up to pursue his signature.
Mikel Arteta wants to sign a new midfielder and Milinkovic-Savic is one of the names at the top of his wishlist. The Serbian international is thought to perfectly fit the profile of midfielder Mikel Arteta wants to target in the summer transfer window.
Someone with Sergej Milinkovic-Savic’s skillset will undoubtedly add more quality to Mikel Arteta‘s midfield.
The Gunners are desperate to make an impact in the summer transfer window.
The former Genk man will offer the Arsenal boss the freedom to be more flexible with his formations, tactics and team selections.
World Football Rumours
According to the report, “Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has decided to leave the Italian capital club. The Serbian wants a new challenge at this stage of his career. Milinkovic-Savic has been with Lazio since 2015, but believes he can play at an even higher level. According to Il Corriere dello Sport, the 27-year-old has no interest in renewing his contract with Lazio. He wants to move on in the summer, with Arsenal linked to his signature. Lazio will look for a fee of around £44.5 million this summer for the 6ft 4in star.”
The Gunners are showing interest in signing the midfielder, but will have to dig deep to land him.
Lazio is eager to keep the midfielder beyond the current campaign, but the player may look to take the next step in his career.
Good signing for Arsenal?
If Arsenal and Mikel Arteta are seriously considering a midfielder, Milinkovic-Savic could also prove to be a smart option.
The 27-year-old is certainly a player that would strengthen the current Arsenal squad and would be a good buy in the summer transfer window.
Arsenal fans would certainly love to see him arrive at the club.
It will be interesting to see if Arsenal are willing to pay the asking price for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
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Would Sergej Milinkovic-Savic be a good signing for Arsenal?