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Luka Milivojevic is expected to leave Premier League outfit Crystal Palace but will have to accept a major cut on his £80,000-a-week wages if he wants to re-join Olympiakos, as reported by Sport24

Out with the old, in with the new. That is the mantra at Selhurst Park these days and, if Patrick Vieira’s debut season at the helm is anything to go by, it’s one that serves them well too. 

Goodbye Gary Cahill, hello Marc Guehi. Out goes Andros Townsend, in comes Michael Olise.  

And Milivojevic, the long-serving skipper who has made over 150 Premier League appearances for The Eagles, deserves to walk out the door with his head held high when the time comes to say goodbye.

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The ripples of boos that followed Milivojevic around the room during Crystal Palace’s end of season award’s night recently, then, felt, at best, distinctly unfair (The Athletic).

One of the most consistent, committed performers during the club’s longest unbroken spell in the Premier League, the 31-year-old captain deserves respect and admiration, not just for his loyal service but his performances too.  

Those at Selhurst Park with longer memories than most will rightly give Milivojevic the acclaim he deserves should the giant midfielder head for the exit between now and the start of next season. 

Is Luka Milivojevic leaving Crystal Palace?

According to reports over in Greece, Milivojevic could return to an Olympiakos side where he made his name, prior to that £12 million move to Crystal Palace back in 2017. With one year left on his contract, a deal could be agreed for as little as £3 million. 

Personal terms, however, may pose an altogether larger challenge. 

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Sport24 point out that Milivojevic earns £80,000-a-week in London. He will have to slash those wages by more than half if he wants a second spell in Piraeus, however.

Olympiakos’ current highest-earner, the prolific Youssef El-Arabi, earns £40,000-a-week at a club who recently celebrated their ninth league title since 2012. 

Cheick Doucoure could be Milivojevic’s succcessor. Palace will reportedly sign the one-time Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target after an exceptional season at Lens.

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