Bournemouth Surpass Lazio in Duel for AZ Alkmaar Talent

Lazio seriously risk missing out on Milos Kerkez despite extensive talks with AZ Alkmaar, as Bournemouth have muscled their way into the race. The fullback has okayed the move to the Cherries. He had previously done the same with the Biancocelesti, Fabrizio Romano informs.

Even though the player is pushing to depart, the Italian side had trouble coming to terms with the counterparty regarding his valuation. The Dutch outfit asks for €15/20M to sell their talent. The capital club offered at most €12M, Calciomercato relays.

Bournemouth could be more willing to meet the request and thus best Lazio, who had been chasing Kerkez for the entire summer. President Claudio Lotito hasn’t been more lenient when it comes to spending despite the lucrative sale of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Should the Hungarian international move to the Premier League, the Biancocelesti will focus on bringing back Luca Pellegrini from Juventus. They are testing the waters for another loan.

Our Take on Kerkez, Bournemouth, and Lazio

It would be a big swing for a player with clear qualities and potential who however might not be a strong fit in a four-man defense in Serie A. So, the reservations are understandable. Instead, it’s baffling that they didn’t pursue Fabiano Parisi, who transferred for a manageable figure.

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