Lazio Attempt for Pellegrini Faces Significant Hurdles

Luca Pellegrini is a concrete target for the fullback-seeking Lazio, but they must clear multiple obstacles to sign him in January. There have been some contacts with his camp, but they need to put pedal to the metal if they really want to onboard him in the next transfer window, Alfredo Pedullà informs.

Even though he’s not an indispensable player, Eintracht Frankfurt aren’t too eager to let him go. They are thin at the position. They wish to be informed early if he were to depart, so they would have time to find a replacement.

Moreover, Pellegrini makes about €3M per year, which is not far from what the top Lazio stars earn. The Bundesliga side has covered one-third of his salary thus far. And it’s poised to go up in the summer, per his contract with Juventus. Since the Bianconeri wish to include an option or, even better, an obligation to buy, he’d have to agree to lower wages.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the deal has a better chance of happening in the summer. In the Old Lady’s ideal plans, he would be a partial makeweight to lure Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, TuttoSport relays. But the Biancocelesti plot to go all-in on Empoli’s Fabiano Parisi at the end of the season, Radiosei informs.

Our Take on Pellegrini and Lazio

He would be a decent option if they could get him on loan with no strings attached. They’d be able to evaluate him in Maurizio Sarri’s system before eventually spending to acquire him. Considering the teams involved, the timing, and the challenges, it would take a considerable effort by all parties involved for the transfer to go through soon.

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