Luca Antonini has claimed that Lazio star and Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic is better than Paul Pogba.
The Serbian international has long been linked with a move to Old Trafford despite the Serie A side placing a huge price tag on his head.
United are interested in investing in their midfield this summer transfer window but it could be that the price is too much even for their budget.
Pogba was just brought in for a then world record fee in Jose Mourinho’s first season in charge and so it doesn’t appear likely the move will happen.
Either way, Antonini is adamant that Milinkovic-Savic is the better midfielder, claiming he has qualities that the Frenchman simply doesn’t have.
According to Inside Futbol, Luca said to RMC Sport: “He’s [Sergej] a phenomenal player and I love him. In terms of features, quality and personality there is no one like him in Europe and that’s why Lazio are asking for more than €100m.
“Considering Pogba was sold two years ago for a similar figure and he is better than the Frenchman [it makes sense]. Milinkovic-Savic has qualities that he doesn’t have.”
For all of Paul’s criticisms this season many still recognise him as the complete midfielder and one of the world’s best in the position.
Though the former Juventus man still has plenty to prove, claiming someone else is better than him is a rather bold claim to make.
None-the-less, should the Red Devils make a move happen then fans will see up close who is the better midfielder though they’ll probably be rejoicing at the talented duo rather than focusing on trivial things.