Newcastle United have been instructed they must pay £35m in the event that they wish to signal Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer season, in accordance with experiences.
What’s up with Milinkovic-Savic at Newcastle?
Following Jonjo Shelvey’s transfer to Nottingham Forest, Eddie Howe is anticipated to bolster his ranks with not less than a number of new central signings forward of the brand new time period and has recognized the 28-year-old as a super candidate to convey to St. James’ Park.
The Serb will likely be out of contract on the Stadio Olimpico subsequent summer season, that means the upcoming window will current Maurizio Sarri’s facet with their final huge alternative to money in for a good charge. The Serie A star is at the moment his facet’s highest performing participant with a match score of seven.25, so it is no shock he is caught the attention of the north-east boss.
Calcio Mercato reported in February that the Magpies, alongside Premier League rivals Arsenal and West Ham, had already made presents to their goal’s agent however that can’t have been the case as they solely discover out now what will likely be his asking worth.
In keeping with Corriere dello Sport (through Sport Witness), Milinkovic-Savic’s consultant Mateja Kezman is “on a mission” to obtain presents price €40m (£35m) for his consumer, which may show to be an impediment. The Tyneside outfit would possible solely bid between €20-25m (£17-21m), definitely not more than €30m (£26m) as he’s more likely to be out there on a reduced deal. Excessive Raiders must deposit the required charge for them to be accepted and whether or not he can be open to vary stays to be seen.
Ought to Newcastle splash the money on Milinkovic-Savic?
Milinkovic-Savic’s Lazio teammate Ciro Motionless has claims that the midfielder is on “the identical stage” as Manchester Metropolis’s Kevin De Bruyne, and his numbers, it will definitely be price Newcastle emptying their pockets to safe his signature.
The Nike-sponsored star has netted 12 objectives (eight assists and 4 objectives) in 25 Serie A appearances this season and would add glorious versatility to the group due to his capability to play in defensive, central or attacking midfield on the sides of a second attacker.
Standing at 6ft 4in, Milinkovic-Savic additionally brings a powerful bodily presence to the middle of the sphere and is aggressive on the courtroom rating within the 96th percentile for many jumps received, underscoring his want to regain possession of his group so as to that he’s the best reinforcement for the Magpies.