Lazio’s Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has revealed he will make a decision over his playing future after taking a summer break amidst interest from a host of Europe’s powerhouses.
The midfielder turned a lot of heads last season after consistently dominating the middle of the park for the Serie A side – where he notched 14 goals and nine assists – with Manchester United, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus all widely reported to be keeping tabs on the rising star.
The 23-year-old crashed out of the World Cup with Serbia in the group stages on Wednesday, ensuring talk surrounding his future is set to be taken up a notch, but Savic insisted he remains focused on his recovery as he revealed he would be ‘happy’ if he was still with Lazio come the start of the season.
“I need a little bit of rest now. I’ll return to Rome and I would be happy if I stay at Lazio, as I’m content there and I have a contract,” he told Italian outlet Mediaset.
“I read something different in the papers every day, but I haven’t thought about it yet. First I’ll rest for a bit, then we’ll see.”
Despite having played every minute for Serbia in Russia the 23-year-old failed to make a significant impact on the sport’s grandest stage, although it is unlikely to deter any interested suitors following his stunning campaign with Lazio.
Savic is expected to feature for a new club next term following the Italian outfit’s inability to secure Champions League qualification, but a £88m price tag has been placed on his head by Lazio in a bid to stave off any interest.