Lazio President Claudio Lotito insists that he has never put Sergej Milinkovic-Savic up for sale, despite reports linking him to Manchester United and Juventus. The versatile midfielder is enjoying another strong season for the Biancocelesti, drawing the attention of Europe’s top clubs.
Speaking to Goal Italia, Lotito insists that he has no intention of selling the Serbian international:
You always talk about money, I [talk about] technical and personal qualities of my players. Milinkovic is not for sale, I rate him a lot.
I have never put him up for sale, is there a ‘for sale’ sign? In order to sign him, you need someone to sell him…I rate Milinkovic a lot, he is a game changer and we have a great relationship. If a big club comes in for him, I would ask the player what he wants to do.
At my club, we prioritise the human over the financial [aspects]. When I received an offer of €140 million, I didn’t sell him. I am the only case in world history. Today there is an issue with regards to respect towards the man and player.”