• Liverpool is inquiring about the services of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
  • Lazio sets a huge fee to release Milinkovic-Savic to Liverpool
  • Liverpool may have to broaden its search for the void made by Georginio Wijaldum

Liverpool needs to fill a big void vacated by Georginio Wijaldum, who is now with Paris Saint-Germain.

It appears they have a player in mind in Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. However, getting him to the Anfield Stadium appears to be a long shot.

According to Calciomercato, an £85.7 million ($118.32 million) asking fee is what it would take to convince S.S. Lazio to agree to a deal.

Calls have been made and it appears both sides are negotiating to hopefully reach a neutral ground.

The Reds are reportedly willing to pitch £68.5 million ($94.57 million) for the services of the Spanish midfielder.

It was in the early goings of the summer transfer window when word got out that the Reds were interested in Milinkovic-Savic.

When that got out, Liverpool fans loved the idea. However, the hefty price tag could douse water on that possibility unless something good comes out of the talks between the two camps.

Liverpool has not been known to make a big splurge in recent years, another reason that could hinder a potential Milinkovic-Savic arrival at Anfield.

Lazio appears to be aware of this, a reason the price tag was set.

Milinkovic-Savic joining the Reds appears to be worth it. Although he dreams of playing for Real Madrid, seeing the 26-year-old in a Liverpool uniform could be a short-term fix.

In Serie A action, the Serbian averages better than a goal or assist every three games in his career.

Last year, he scored eight times and issued 10 assists with Le Aguille. Aside from scoring, Milinkovic-Savic is a good defender, making him a flexible and talented addition to the cause of head coach Jurgen Klopp.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of SS Lazio
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic of SS Lazio Getty Images | Silvia Lore