“I can smile” – Manchester United suffer blow as €90m target opens up on move to Juventus

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is a player in demand as reports have linked him with a move away from Lazio but the Serbian still remains coy about the interest in him from Italian giants Juventus.

The Serb’s father had even come out and stated that moving to the Turin club would be the best for Milinkovic-Savic even though there is a lot of interest in the 23-year-old from Manchester United.

Serbia didn’t do well in their last World Cup game where they lost to Switzerland and the midfielder was asked about his future by Mediaset Premium (h/t Metro):

“The World Cup is a beautiful thing and now I’m not thinking about what to do next but only to my national team and do everything possible to reach the last 16.”

However, when he was specifically asked about the interest from Juve, the midfielder wasn’t opening up about any deal done with the Italians.

“I can smile, but I have to think solely about the World Cup. Then we’ll see what to do.”

It would be a major surprise if the 23-year-old remains at Lazio after all the talk of him leaving the club next season. Lazio, for their part, are doing everything in their power to get as much as they can for their star and have asked for a fee of €90million.

The Serb could still add a few million more to his name if he helps his national side make it into the knockout rounds of the tournament and if there is a bidding war between Juventus and United, we can only see one winner, which is us. However, Juventus are leading the race and we would need a bit of a miracle for Milinkovic-Savic to end up as a Red Devil.

  • Derek Hatterskey

    That is what top players think of United, under Mourinho they have lost their gloss where as under Moyes and van Gaal they lost their way. Time to get back to the blue print and find a manager who understands the United ethos. Embrace the concept and use the United model to unite individual skills into one team Alex Ferguson did it with 4 or 5 different teams yet 3 managers have failed to deliver his success or style. Perhaps Carrick can, he has been there long enough and worked under Alex, he might just be the long term replacement that United need instead of this idiot they have at the moment.