Rumours from Italy: Lazio rejected Madrid's bid for Milinkovic-Savic
- Moreover, the Biancolesti president Lotito has recently mentioned an offer for the midfielder which was worth 160 million euros.
- Madrid's bid meanwhile is described as the highest ever for the Slovakia international.
- The talented midfielder has recently signed a renewal with Lazio, however, he is still wanted by top clubs.
Highly reputable transfer guru Gianluca Di Marzio reveals on Sky Sport Italia one of Real Madrid's most recent transfer blows. He conceded that Los Blancos saw a huge bid for Lazio promising midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic rejected.
Curiously, Lazio president Claudio Lotito gloated exactly last week that he 'had to' turn down an astronomical offer for the Slovakia international. The Rome-based side chief quoted the exact figures of this deal: 160 million euros.
There is no certainty whether it was Madrid's bid Lotito was referring to. However, Di Marzio describes Los Blancos' offer as the 'highest' one the Biancocelesti have ever received for so-called SMS.
Milinkovic-Savic is a 23-year-old promising midfielder who has already scored three Serie A goals since the start of the 2018/2019 campaign. He can position himself as both the defensive and attacking midfielder. His average passing accuracy in the league is up to 80.3% while he also excels at aerial duels and dribbling.
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Milinkovic-Savic signed an agreement at Lazio until summer of 2023 in early October and his new deal will hand him a wage hike of €3 million plus bonuses. His agent, Mateja Kezman, confirmed that there is no release clause in the new deal with the Serie A side. Nevertheless, the talented midfielder is wanted by a number of the European top clubs, including Manchester United and Real Madrid.
Two months ago Lazio owner Lotito was pretty pessimistic about retaining their precious asset, as quoted by Calciomercato: "Unfortunately, Lazio don't have the same economic potential as Barcelona and Real Madrid. When the conditions are on our side and an offer you can't refuse arrives, then we will face the matter."