Lazio warned about Milinkovic-Savic gamble amid Real Madrid interest
- Former Lazio player Paolo Di Canio sees Lazio's €120m demands as unrealistic
- Real Madrid are reportedly interested in the midfielder
“Everybody can ask as much as they want”, Di Canio said about the Lazio midfielder's alleged €120m-price tag. “If you lose Courtois in the final days of the transfer window then you are forced to sign Kepa for €80m. If (Lazio president) Lotito sells SMS for that fee (more than €100m), I’d be happy for him. But we’ve got to remember than Milinkovic-Savic is a good prospect for now, nothing more.“He is an amazing talent, but his price-tag is too high. He is a prospect for the level he aims to play for. We are talking about Real Madrid and Real Madrid want to win, every year. Milinkovic-Savic is a good player but he needs to prove that he can play at the highest levels, he needs to prove that he can make the difference with club like Real Madrid.
"He must be more concrete and do less tricks. He likes to show off his skills but he must be more concrete. With all the respect due, he has been playing for Lazio and he won nothing, it’s not enough to demand € 120 million. "However, I reckon you can do a step forward by joining a bigger club because the new manager, new directors and new experienced team-mates can give you advices on how to improve your game and further raise your level.”
Savic's 2017/18 stats, as per WhoScored:
The 23-year-old didn't enjoy too fantastic a World Cup but his club still probably insist that if he is to go then only for a huge price, possibly upwards of €100 million with reported Juventus, AC Milan, United and Real Madrid interest. He has a contract until 2022. It is believed that the 23-year-old midfielder will be remaining with Lazio as they attempt to push for Champions League qualification this season.
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