Exclusive: 'New Pogba' shining at Lazio, former Liverpool target

Exclusive: 'New Pogba' shining at Lazio, former Liverpool target

Austrian midfielder Dejan Sarac is finally shining at Lazio, earning the comparisons to Paul Pogba made by his agent.

The young midfielder shined as Lazio’s primavera thrashed rivals Napoli, even leading 5-0 after only 45 minutes.

In our opinion, he may be more of a successor to fellow Serb (his parents are from there) Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

What particularly impressed, however, was Sarac’s primary role, one that the Italian club has been waiting for him to take on for a while.

A former target of Liverpool, Borussia and Inter, the 19-year-old prodigy was signed by the Eagles in 2015 from Admira Wacker, but went down to a serious injury last season.

Having waited almost a year, he’s back and on fire now. His agent was one of many who was enticed by Lazio’s policy of giving youngsters a chance with the first team, one Milinkovic-Savic (a United target) has grabbed with both hands over the last two seasons.

Emanuele Tramacere