Game Changer: Arsenal’s Transfer Priority and Revealed Asking Price for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic Sends Shockwaves Across Football World!
Arsenal is still looking for a midfielder ahead of the summer transfer window, and they’ve just learned how much Sergej Milinkovic-Savic may fetch.
Arsenal has received a significant boost in their pursuit of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. For some time now, the 27-year-old has been extensively connected with a move to the Emirates Stadium as he continues to excel in the Italian top flight.
Milinkovic-Savic has appeared 21 times for Lazio in Serie A this season, contributing directly to 12 goals from midfield. The outstanding achievements of the Serbia international have piqued the curiosity of Europe’s best clubs, including a number of Premier League clubs.
While Maurizio Sarri’s team has been determined to keep him, Lazio appear to have conceded that Milinkovic-Savic will not sign a new contract. The midfielder’s contract at the Stadio Olimpico expires at the conclusion of next season, putting him possibly available for a bargain price.
Lazio feel they may get roughly €40 million (£35.3 million) for Milinkovic-Savic, according to Corriere dello Sport. According to the article, the Premier League remains his “most likely destination,” with Newcastle and West Ham expected to compete with Arsenal for his signature.
Milinkovic-Savic, on the other hand, is thought to favor a move to Arsenal, who are presently top of the Premier League. Mikel Arteta is looking for a new midfielder and has a lot of prospects on his shortlist.
After welcome Jorginho to the Emirates Stadium last month, football.london believes that the north Londoners are still interested in signing Declan Rice. Arsenal were also connected with Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo in January, but a deal fell through.
The Gunners are also said to be interested in Martin Zubimendi. Edu attempted to sign the Real Sociedad player last month as well, but the Spanish club was certain that he would not leave the Reale Arena as they aim to secure a Champions League spot in La Liga.
Glen Johnson has informed Arsenal that Rice will reject a move to the Emirates Stadium as the Gunners reduce their search for a midfielder. “I can’t see him transferring to Arsenal in all honesty,” the former Chelsea defender told Betfred, as quoted by the Express.
“Even if Arsenal win the league this season, I’d still be really surprised if they win the league again next season. They look great at the moment and things are going really well for them, but this is a total outlier season for them because they’ve been nowhere near this good previously under Mikel Arteta.
“Have they turned everything around in six months to be title challengers on a consistent basis? I don’t believe so,” added Johnson. “Even if Arsenal win the league I don’t believe Declan will move there because the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool, three teams who haven’t been at their best, are not all going to underperform again next season.
“If two of them can come back to their peak next season, Arsenal may finish fourth or fifth.”