Lazio star Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been the subject of a slew of transfer reports and rumors over the past two seasons, with his signature lagging behind giants such as Manchester United, Juventus, Arsenal and Chelsea. Agent Mattia Keseman came forward and assessed his client’s future, saying it would take a miracle to lure him away from Lazio by the September 1 deadline.
In an exclusive interview with Corriere dello SportThe actor discussed the chatter.
“If miracles do not happen in these last three days of the transfer market, he will remain in Lazio. Time will tell until when. This summer no club was ready to pay what Claudio Lotito asked, so I think the situation will not change. It is not easy to please the president, yet A great season for Sergey I was sure that the team would come up with a show. ”
Kezman also supported the owner of Lazio for his business dealings, accepting him as the main man who would ultimately decide whether to sell Milinkovic-Savic.
“Italian clubs can’t afford it. Those abroad show a lot of interest, but when they understand how much money is needed it becomes a problem. I talk a lot with Lotito, he understands us, but we also understand him. Sometimes I get angry with his decisions. He invested, helped Serge get along with Igli Tari and Simone Inzaghi to be one of the best. He makes the calls. He was talking about 100 million and if he looks at the way Serge plays he might be right. But Lazio hasn’t won big titles in Europe so I can say it’s quite a lot. I repeat, he The boss. The player has a great contract, we respect him.”
Transfer reports with suitors such as Manchester United and other clubs in the Premier League have subsided over the months, but Kezman offered his own version of interested English teams.
“Manchester United? Serge arouses a lot of interest. There have been many conversations in the past and the talk, but things did not happen for many reasons. Chelsea? Thomas Tuchel liked the player very much, but they needed a central defender. Arsenal and Newcastle? Frankly, Sergey and I believe that these options Not for him. In the future, he will want to play in the Champions League every season.”
Speaking of Italian suitors, Juventus was the club most closely associated with Milinkovic-Savic. Even Milan has been linked with the move.
“Everyone at Juventus loves the player. I have talked about him a lot in the past. But the reality, at the moment, is that he is very expensive for them. It was clear and correct. The same goes for Milan. Stefano Pioli loves the player, like everyone else in the club. I have great respect for Paolo Maldini, first as a player and now as a director, an honest and outspoken person.”