Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could extend his deal at Lazio as no club has contacted Lazio yet to inquire about the midfielder
The future of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic at Lazio appears to have taken a surprising turn as the club grows more confident in keeping the Serbian midfielder and securing him to a new deal. Despite the fact that the player’s current contract is scheduled to end in June 2024, the absence of official bids for the player has changed the nature of the transfer window.
When numerous teams expressed interest in signing Milinkovic-Savic, it was widely believed that he would leave Lazio this summer. However, the €40 million price tag associated with the midfielder has deterred potential suitors, resulting in a lack of formal bids being made.
Juventus, who had shown a strong desire to acquire Milinkovic-Savic, changed their decision after securing Adrien Rabiot’s services with a new deal. This development altered their priorities, thereby reducing their pursuit of the Serbian international. Additionally, Milan has set their sights on AZ Alkmaar midfielder Tijjan Reijnders, while Inter just completed the acquisition of Davide Frattesi from Sassuolo.
According to Sky Sport Italia, Milinkovic-Savic feels let down by the absence of substantial offers due to the sparse interest from other teams. The midfielder is now debating whether or not to agree to a new contract with Lazio in light of the current turn of events.
The club’s recent qualification for the Champions League further strengthens the appeal of staying with Lazio. Any prospective extension would give Milinkovic-Savic the flexibility to look into other options in the future, albeit it is anticipated that it would only be temporary.
An alternate scenario may be a request from a Saudi Arabian club. But since he wants to keep playing at a high level, it appears that he would want to stay in a top European league, hence, making it more likely that Sergej Milinkovic-Savic could extend his deal at Lazio.