The odds of Juventus signing in-demand Lazio midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic this summer are not favorable. That seems like it’s more because of the likely price tag that will be demanded by Lazio president Claudio Lotito more than anything else.
But, just to throw a little more gas on the fire, we have these quotes from Milinkovic-Savic’s father, Nikola, in Sunday’s edition of Tuttosport. Read, and then nod your head.
“I’ve told him many times that Juventus would be perfect for him, the ideal club. In Turin there is a prestigious club with multiple trophies that has been dominating the scene for years. He’d have the opportunity to grow and improve until reaching full maturity.
“With top quality teammates like Paulo Dybala, Douglas Costa and so forth, he could win the Scudetto, Coppa Italia and why not give an important contribution to triumph in the Champions League? Juve always go far in that competition and if they were to win the most prestigious trophy, Sergej could even dream of the Ballon d’Or.”
“It’s true, but he could go to Spain after he turns 25, when he has completed his football maturity in Italy. That’s what Zinedine Zidane did. Turin is also a great city, much calmer and easier to deal with than Rome. You can see the difference in the lifestyle.”
(Source: Football Italia)
Personal opinion: Sergej should listen to his father. LISTEN TO HIM EVERY SINGLE TIME HE TALKS ABOUT HOW NICE IT WOULD BE TO PLAY FOR JUVENTUS.
That’s just my opinion, though. (Although I’m thinking that a lot of people around these parts probably agree with my SMS-related thought. That might not be the case at a couple of other choice SB Nation soccer blogs.)
For all we know, what dad thinks will have absolutely not impact on what son decides to do this summer or whenever he does leave Lazio and the Italian capital. (It’s inevitable, let’s be honest here, folks.) But it’s definitely interesting to see Dad Milinkovic talk so strongly about Juventus being such a great place for his son to play even when the chance of Milinkovic-Savic signing with Juve this summer isn’t all that high at all.