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Man Utd made ‘very important’ €100m offer to sign playmaker, sporting director confirms.



United made a “vital” €100 million offer to acquire the playmaker, according to the sporting director.Igli Tare, the former sporting director of Lazio, has learned that Claudio Lotito declined Manchester United’s offer of over €100 million for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

A vital member of the Serie A club for the duration of his contract, the Serbian international amassed 69 goals and 59 assists in 341 appearances across all competitions.


On numerous occasions, it was predicted that he would be joining a larger European club. United was among the clubs that were frequently linked but no transfer occurred.Milinkovic-Savic ultimately completed an unexpected €40 million transfer to Al-Hilal last summer, but rumors have circulated that he may return to European football.


Tare disclosed to TV Play (via TuttoMercatoWeb) that a few years ago, Lotito, the president of Lazio, had the option to divorce Milinkovic-Savic.


The former Lazio manager emphasized that the 66-year-old declined a “vital offer” from AC Milan and the Red Devils in excess of €100 million.”Many falsehoods have been circulated regarding Milinkovic-Savic, including his refusal to remain and the zero parameter farewell,” he said. “The only fact that Lotito declined a very significant offer from Milan and Manchester United, worth over 100 million euros, is that he declined.””Although there was a budgetary concern, I do not wish to upset the equilibrium regarding the non-sale; however, Lotito’s decisions were to preserve a formidable squad and honor the commitments made to the coach. We shall not forget that Lazio was on the verge of winning the scudetto in the year Covid.


Milinkovic-Savic established his stature as an exceptional box-to-box midfielder throughout his tenure at Lazio. It was anticipated that he might appear multiple times in the Premier League.


The midfielder, who had spent eight seasons with the Rome club, unexpectedly transferred to Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia, where he has contributed to fourteen goals.


A return to European football has been linked to the Serb, but we do not foresee United competing for his services. His 29th birthday is approaching at the conclusion of February.INEOS and Sir Jim Ratcliffe are more concerned with constructing a team for the future than with generously compensating established players. Preparations are presently underway to decrease the wage expenditure.


Raphael Varane may be released at the conclusion of his contract, and there are also intentions to terminate Casemiro’s tenure with a substantial reward at the conclusion of the current campaign.