Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal snap up Milinkovic-Savic from Italy's Lazio

Saudi Arabia's Al-Hilal snap up Milinkovic-Savic from Italy's Lazio
Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, now formerly of Lazio is the latest big name footballer to join a Saudi team and to play in the Saudi Pro League.
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Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is the third big-name footballer to join Al-Hilal this year [Getty]

Saudi Arabian club Al-Hilal announced on Wednesday they had signed Serbia midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic from Lazio on a three-year deal.

Milinkovic-Savic becomes the third big-name arrival at Al-Hilal over the past month after the four-time Asian champions brought in Ruben Neves and Kalidou Koulibaly from Wolves and Chelsea respectively in June.

The 28-year-old will join up with his new team at their pre-season training camp in Austria after completing medical tests, Al-Hilal said on Twitter.

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Born in Spain, Milinkovic-Savic began his career at Vojvodina before spending a season at Belgian outfit Genk. He joined Lazio in 2015 and scored 69 goals in 341 appearances for the Rome-based club.

Lazio owner Claudio Lotito on Monday revealed the player had asked for "a change of scenery" after eight years in Italy.

Milinkovic-Savic won the Italian Cup in 2019 and appeared for Serbia at the past two World Cups.