PSG have got to that stage in Monopoly where you’ve got all the money and you’re able to mug everyone off.
It happened to Monaco with Kylian Mbappe. It happened to Barcelona with Neymar. So who’s the next victim going to be?
PSG have reportedly made a €170million bid for Lazio’s Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.
If successful the transfer would eclipse the Serie A record currently held by Paul Pogba when he left Juventus for Man United in a €110mil deal.
Lazio have reportedly been ‘blown away’ by the offer, which isn’t surprising given it’s probably €100m higher than they were expecting.
Christian Vieri’s £32m move to Inter Milan currently stands as Lazio’s most expensive sale.
So what makes the 22-year-old such an expensive commodity?
For a start there’s plenty of competition for his signature, with both Man United and Man City said to be particularly interested.
He’s also an athletic phenom, standing at 6ft 2in.
This season the midfielder, who joined Lazio from Genk in 2015, has scored seven goals and registered two assists.
His tactical flexibility means he can play multiple positions, which is important in PSG’s 4-3-3 formation.
PSG have lined up with a midfield trio of Marco Verratti, Adrien Rabiot and then one of either Thiago Motta or Julian Draxler this season.
Milinkovic-Savic would be comfortable replacing any of those players in PSG’s first-team.
Is he worth the money? Proably not. Will PSG pay the money? Almost certainly.
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