Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been slapped with a €150m price-tag, but assured he is “not thinking about leaving Lazio,” especially now his brother is in Serie A.
The midfielder is linked with the likes of Manchester United, Inter, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain, Barcelona, Juventus and Manchester City.
“I had a year to remember,” he told Serbian site Novosti. “I would like the same success in 2018 as well. There are so many challenges, but before every training session and every game, I tell myself this is the ideal day to get even better. I want to make as much progress as I can in the year ahead.”
However, that does not necessarily mean progressing to a different club.
“I am focused only on Lazio. This season, Serie A has improved significantly, as you can see by the fact all the clubs are still in the Champions League or Europa League.
“As a club, we have a clear goal of a top four position, because that gives qualification to the Champions League from next season. That is a really big challenge.
“I am not thinking about leaving Lazio, because I am currently very happy in Rome.”
There’s another reason he is not eager to leave Italy, and that is the presence of younger brother Vanja Milinkovic-Savic, who is Torino’s second-choice goalkeeper.
“It means a lot to have Vanja close to me. We support and strive to motivate each other. We play in one of the strongest leagues in Europe and we’re proud for each other.”