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Report: Man United renew interest in Serbian Serie A midfield star

Manchester United have renewed interest in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Manchester United have interest in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Photo by Getty Images)

Manchester United have renewed interest in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic

According to Jason Burt of The Daily Telegraph via utdreport on Twitter (h/t Manchester Evening News), Manchester United have renewed their interest in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic,

The Serie A club are aware of the Red Devils’ resurging attentiveness towards their star midfielder but are unwilling to sell. Still, those involved in the negotiations have positive feelings about it and believe an agreement can be struck.

Lazio would seemingly need to be given €60 million to part ways with the Serbian. However, it is still early stages for Man United and remains to be seen what the outcome is.

The Manchester-based club are in need of quality in the middle of the park. Milinkovic-Savic has an abundance of talent, as he’s shown in Italy over the years. The 27-year-old has spent seven seasons at Lazio so far.

In his time with the Biancocelesti, the Serbia international has featured in 294 games, scoring 58 goals and providing 51 assists. The Lazio star is one of the best box-to-box midfielders in the world.

Man United require someone of Milinkovic-Savic’s ilk. Paul Pogba brought flair to the midfield for the Red Devils. But the Frenchman left the club at the end of his contract this summer.

Manchester United have renewed interest in Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
Manchester United are in need of a quality midfielder like Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. (Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images)

Fans of the Old Trafford side feel the squad lacks quality in the engine room. Fred and Scott McTominay haven’t been able to convince fans of their ability to be starters for a club like United.

Other options are Bruno Fernandes and Christian Eriksen. But both of our midfield stars are more attack-minded. Milinkovic-Savic is a number eight but has played as a pivot for Lazio as well.

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