Al-Hilal spend again! Sergej Milinkovic-Savic joins Ruben Neves and Kalidou Koulibaly at Saudi club in €40m deal from Lazio

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  • Al-Hilal unveil €40m signing
  • Midfielder to earn €20m salary
  • Serbian signs three-year contract

WHAT HAPPENED? The Saudi Pro League side announced the arrival of the former Lazio midfielder on their social media channels on Wednesday. Milinkovic-Savic has signed a three-year contract worth €20m per year (£17m/$22m) with the Riyadh-based outfit, GOAL understands.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: The Serbia international left Lazio after eight years and snubbed interest from Juventus in order to make the switch to Saudi Arabia. Arsenal and Chelsea had also been linked to him.

AND WHAT'S MORE: Milinkovic-Savic will team up with ex-Chelsea defender Kalidou Koulibaly and former Wolves star Ruben Neves, who joined the Saudi side this summer.

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WHAT NEXT FOR AL-HILAL? The transfer may not be the final big deal involving Al-Hilal in this window as they may attempt to lure more big names to Saudi Arabia as they look to challenge for the league title next term.