Sarri: ‘If Milinkovic leaves Lazio, he will not remain in Italy’

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri celebrates Europa League qualification and reveals if Sergej Milinkovic-Savic does leave, ‘and that will not happen easily, he will not remain in Italy.’

There are numerous reports over the future of the Serbia international midfielder, who scored a last-gasp equaliser for this evening’s 2-2 draw with Juventus in Turin.

Serie A Highlights: Juventus 2-2 Lazio

That result guarantees the Biancocelesti will finish in either fifth or sixth place, so qualify directly for the Europa League group stage.

However, will that be enough to keep Milinkovic-Savic at the Stadio Olimpico or will the club be tempted to sell?

“Speaking to the President, I have become convinced that if Milinkovic does leave, and that will not happen easily, he will not remain in Italy,” said Sarri during his press conference at the Allianz Juventus Stadium.

This would rule Juventus out of the equation, but leaves the door open for clubs such as Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid.

Milinkovic-Savic also spoke about his future to Sky Sport Italia after today’s 2-2 draw with Juventus.

“I improved under Sarri, I scored 11 goals and provided 11 assists, so I can say this has been the best season of my career. Next season, we need a few more players so we can aim for the Champions League places.”

6 Comments on “Sarri: ‘If Milinkovic leaves Lazio, he will not remain in Italy’”

  1. Might be time to sell.

    If they get a huge fee for him, they can rebuild that ageing squad.

    But expect more freebies and has-beens in instead.

  2. I don’t understand Lazio. They are always ‘delighted’ to qualify for Europe but then get knocked out as soon as possible to a ‘smaller’ team so they can concentrate on the league.

  3. #showmethemoney

    Leonardo could bite, while Man Utd R also looking for Pogba replacement.

  4. @Feroli what are you talking about my friend?! Only one time we didn’t approach Europe well, in 2019-20 season where we were second in the league and wanted to push for scudetto, but then covid arrived. This year we went to Europa League knock outs and eliminated by Porto in a tight tie. In champions league last year we went again in the knock out stages and eliminated by Bayern. Your thoughts about it are simply planted there by the journalists and you don’t see the facts. Lazio always try to win, but modern football requires big squads to be competitive in every competition.

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