Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has been offered some advice by an international teammate, as rumours about his future continue to mount.
The young Lazio star is currently at the World Cup with Serbia, his team sitting atop Group E after a win over Costa Rica and Switzerland’s shock draw with Brazil, and now teammate Dusan Tadic has advised him to keep his head down, whilst dubbing him ‘the future of Serbian football’.
Milinkovic-Savic has been linked with a move to Manchester United all summer and Tadic has hailed the ‘clever’ midfielder amidst the rumours.
Quoted by the Manchester Evening News, Tadic said: “He is a good player, he is young. He can learn a lot of things but he has a big talent. He has the capacity to go far. That’s it. He is the future of Serbian football.
“I say to him to just be calm and work smart and he does. He needs to work for his team and then after he can show his qualities. I think he is a clever guy. He is a good boy and he just needs to keep his head calm. There is a big future for him.”
Well, for starters I think confirms Tadic has a bromance going on with Milinkovic-Savic. He should be able to tell his international teammate the pros and cons of living in England, considering he’s been at Southampton since 2014, and what it takes to be a Premier League footballer.
Heh… sorry, I had to.
Contributing to ITV’s World Cup coverage, Patrice Evra opened up about the 23-year-old’s chances of a move to United, although Milinkovic-Savic has also been linked with a transfer to Serie A champions Juventus.
“I’m really careful when I talk about Man United,” he said.
“To play for this club, it’s not just about ability, you need to be a character, a personality. To play for this club you need to die for this club. The expectations are really huge and I’m afraid now I miss people playing for the passion. If someone said to me 20 years ago, ‘Patrice, you will sign for Manchester United and no even get paid,’ I would play for this club.”
Yeah, we miss the likes of Evra being around.