Sergej Milinkovic-Savic thanked Lazio and their fans in a heartfelt message after officially completing his move to Al-Hilal.
The 28-year-old Serbian midfielder completed a €42 million total transfer to the Saudi Arabian club on Wednesday, ending an incredible eight-year spell in the Italian capital.
He has signed a three-year deal with Al-Hilal, reported to be worth around €60 million total, significantly more than Lazio’s last contract offer, which was worth around €6 million net per season.
Milinkovic-Savic took to Instagram to thank Lazio and the fans for their support over the last eight years, sharing a video of some of his greatest moments.
Today is a special day for me, it is difficult to find the right words to say goodbye…Eight years have passed since my arrival, and I can never forget everything we experienced together.
The Coppa Italia, the two Super Cups, and all the goals and assists. You have always supported me and given me the strength of a true SERGEANT. All this will never be forgotten, and I’ll always carry it in my heart.
Lazio and our fans, together with all the teammates I have found over the years, have been a true family. I learnt a lot here and became the man I am today.
Thanks also to the coaches and all the staff who worked with us, and the fans whose passion helped us achieve results that seemed impossible.
My last joy with Sergeant was qualifying for the Champions League and I wish you all many more great things.
Forza Lazio! It will always be my second home.
During his eight years in the Italian capital, Milinkovic-Savic made 341 appearances across all competitions for Lazio, scoring 69 goals and providing 59 assists.
He was a part of the squad that won a Coppa Italia and two Supercoppa Italiana titles, as well as helping the team qualify for the Champions League twice.
— AlHilal Saudi Club (@Alhilal_EN) July 12, 2023