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Report: Juventus need three sacrifices to make room for Milinkovic-Savic

November 23, 2022 - 5:15 pm

While news reports have been linking Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Juventus for several years, it seems that the club has finally accelerated its plans on this front.

The Serbian’s contract with Lazio expires in 2024. Yet, club president Claudio Lotito is stubbornly asking for 100 million euros to part ways with his most prized asset.

Now surely the Bianconeri aren’t planning to meet his demands, but they will still have to forge up a massive bid to get the patron’s approval.

But in order to do so, Federico Cherubini and company will have to create room for the 27-year-old both in the squad and on the wage bill.

So according to Calciomercato journalist Daniele Longo, Juventus may have to sacrifice three midfielders to make way for Milinkovic-Savic.

The source names Leandro Paredes as the first expected exit. It was recently revealed that the Old Lady no longer has the obligation to buy the Argentine from PSG following the Champions League elimination. Since he’s yet to impress, he could be the first out of the door.

The second sacrifice mentioned is Weston McKennie. The journalist believes the Bianconeri would sell the player if they receive a bid worth 25-30 million euros, likely from the Premier League.

Finally, the toughest sacrifice for Max Allegri would be Adrien Rabiot. The Frenchman is one of the manager’s favorites, and is currently enjoying a career revival.

However, the 27-year-old is running on an expiring contract, and Juventus might struggle to satisfy his hefty demands, especially if they plan to offer Milinkovic-Savic a lucrative deal.

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    Phoenix Juve November 23, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    He is not worth all those scrafices. Not even sure he is better than Rabbiot man for man.

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      Omar Makko November 24, 2022 at 6:27 am

      No. Just no. LMAO. Fagiot has been sleepwalking for three years, and the sudden burst of motivation in a WC and contract year should not make you forget the past three years – ST memory at its finest. Fagiot isn’t worth 7 million a year, let alone the 10 he’s demanding. Let him be someone else’s problem.

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    Fogs November 23, 2022 at 8:44 pm

    Still can’t see it happening. No was Lazio will let him go for anything juve could afford while he’s under contract. If he was to slip down to juves price range a premier league club will snap him up on bigger wages

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    Uncle Petter November 24, 2022 at 10:14 am

    SMS is world class and will walk into any team. Rabiot is a squad player. The 2 others are not even worth discussing.

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    Ash1329 November 24, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    IMO we need Ndicka, Singo and a good LB..those should be the priorities…then Mudryk or another LW ..making Milik permanent and then may be a CM…so putting together cash just for SMS is not worth it when there r holes in other areas…at least in midfield we have Rovella, Fagioli, Miretti, Zakaria, McKennie, Pogba