Lazio Back to Square One in Search for Deputy Goalie

Lazio won’t sign Hugo Lloris after all following the issues that emerged over the weekend. The Frenchman asked to be the starter, while the club is looking for a backup to Ivan Provedel. Moreover, his wages would have been sizeable, SportMediaset informs.

Luigi Sepe is currently the frontrunner for the job. He’s already familiar with Maurizio Sarri. The two were together at Napoli. He’s not part of the plans for Salernitana, which will rely on veterans Gullermo Ochoa and Benoit Costil. They’d be happy to release him to get rid of this contract, Tuttomercatoweb relays. Outcast Mohamed Fares could be included in the deal if the Granata asked for him.

The Lazio coach reportedly refused to have a direct conversation with Lloris to convince him to join. At that point, the Tottenham shot-stopper turned down the move, as he didn’t perceive the right level of trust.

Another option for the Biancocelesti is Venezia’s Jesse Joronen. He has also starred for Brescia in Serie A. He has two more years on his contract with the Lagunari. The gaffer prefers somebody with previous experience in Italy and signed off on the Finnish international, although he would be content with Sepe.

Frederick Ronnow has been linked to Lazio before Lloris came into the picture, but his candidacy is losing steam, Calciomercato reports. He saved two PKs over the weekend.

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