Sergej Milinkovic-Savic was actually about to signal for Fiorentina on July 25, 2015 when the Serbian broke down in tears on the Viola’s headquarters, confessing, “I am sorry however I can not. I actually cannot.”
Viola sporting director Daniele Prade was as aggravated as he was astounded. He refused to attempt to change the Genk midfielder’s thoughts.
“We do not beg anybody to come back right here,” Prade declared. “Sergej requested us to carry off on doing the medical in order that he may communicate along with his girlfriend after which determine.
“However, for us, that wasn’t on. If he has points exterior of soccer to resolve, then we will take a step again and say, ‘Sufficient’.”
Prade’s hard-line response to his 11th-hour breakdown was maybe justified however it wasn’t notably shrewd, because it finally paved the best way for Lazio to signal the Serbian the very subsequent day for €9m.
The Serbia is now price no less than 10 instances that determine, having attracted the eye of the sport’s elite golf equipment after three stellar seasons on the Stadio Olimpico.