Al Hilal, the Saudi side, is making significant moves in the transfer market as they reportedly finalize the signing of Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio. The Italian club was offered a substantial sum of 40 million euros to release the talented Serbian, who is expected to ink a three-year deal that will keep him in the Saudi Pro League until 2027.
This acquisition marks another major European transfer for Al Hilal, following the signings of Ruben Neves and Kalidou Koulibaly. Milinkovic-Savic’s arrival adds further firepower and quality to their squad, enhancing their chances of success in both domestic and international competitions. Follow your favourite Saudi Pro League team with attractive football betting odds from Nextbet.
Milinkovic-Savic has played a crucial role in Lazio’s recent achievements, contributing 9 goals and 8 assists last season. His exceptional performances were instrumental in securing a Champions League spot for the Biancocelesti, as they finished second in Serie A.
Since joining Lazio in 2015, the Serbian midfielder has developed into a dynamic and influential advanced playmaker. With his physical prowess, tactical intelligence, and ability to dictate the game from box to box, he has become a force to be reckoned with on the field.
In an interview last year, Milinkovic-Savic’s agent, Mateja Kezman, who himself had a stint at Chelsea as a player, lauded his client’s unique attributes, stating, “He has remarkable attributes, and you’ll not find another player in the world with that power, muscular structure, and height combined with technique and tactical awareness.”
The Serbian midfielder’s outstanding performances have attracted attention from various clubs, including Manchester United, Arsenal, and Real Madrid, all vying for his signature after his stellar campaign with Lazio in the 2021/22 season.
Milinkovic-Savic, whose contract with Lazio has one year remaining, has expressed his desire for a new challenge in his career. Lazio, recognizing his ambitions, have also demonstrated their openness to the idea of his departure. The club is currently setting their sights on their next prime target, Piotr Zielinski from Napoli, who would serve as an ideal replacement for Milinkovic-Savic should he opt to leave.
As the deal nears completion, all parties involved are eagerly awaiting the official announcement of Milinkovic-Savic’s move to Al Hilal. This transfer not only signifies the continued growth and ambition of the Saudi side but also presents an exciting new chapter for the Serbian midfielder as he embarks on a fresh challenge in the Saudi Pro League. Get the latest updates from the Saudi Pro League only on Nextbet Sports.