Crystal Palace opinion: Hodgson letting Milivojevic leave would be a mistake
According to a report from Italian outlet Calciomercato, Serie A giants AC Milan have set their sights on Crystal Palace captain fantastic Luka Milivojevic.
Bakayoko returning to Chelsea at the end of his loan deal is a possibility if the Blues’ appeal to overturn their transfer ban fails. The Italian giants will benefit massively by bringing in Luka Milivojevic this summer but Palace will be the big losers if they allow their skipper to leave.
Not a lot was known of Luka Milivojevic in England when Crystal Palace signed him in 2017. But the Serbian has been worth every penny for the Eagles since his arrival and has been a massive presence in the middle of the park.
The Serbian international has scored 10 goals so far this season and despite most of them coming from the penalty spot, he has been a valuable asset to the team.
The 27-year-old has been a leader in the midfield and has provided Roy Hodgson’s side with a much-needed balance between the attack and the defence.
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He has provided some much-needed protection to Palace’s backline and is one of the main reasons why Palace have done so well away from home this season.
The Serb averages 2.3 tackles, 1.9 interceptions, 1.7 clearances and has successfully won 1.4 aerial duels per game so far this season. Milivojevic also averages 1.5 shots, 1.4 key passes, 1.2 crosses and an incredible 3.6 long balls per game so far this season. (WhoScored)
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Crystal Palace should do everything in their power to keep hold of their skipper and fend off any interest from Milan in the summer.