Luis Alberto has put to rest the uncertainty about his future by penning a renewal till 2027 and has progressively won over Maurizio Sarri. He’s one of the few players that rarely rests despite their busy schedule.
According to Il Messaggero (via Calciomercato), the mercurial Spaniard has a vested interest in putting up numbers. He has tallied 3 goals and 2 assists so far. He’s pacing his team in scoring along with Matias Vecino and Ciro immobile.
Alberto would enjoy sizeable bonuses if he reached the double-digit threshold in the two stats. His contract also envisages an option that would keep him in town for an extra year, de facto until the end of his career since he’s 31.
The creative playmaker is the highest-paid player in the squad along with Immobile. He’s believed to make €4M annually.
Our Take on Luis Alberto
He has become a surefire centerpiece once he was longer concerned about his playing time, which led to his transfer requests in the past, and that’s a big badge of honor for the coach. The next achievement for Sarri is to find a way to field him and Daichi Kamada together more frequently while keeping the balance. They have bailed on trying to make it work with the Japanese and turned to grittier players a little too quickly.
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