Lazio Closing in on Signing Filip Kostic From Eintracht Frankfurt

Lazio have reportedly made decisive progress towards agreeing Filip Kostic’s loan move with Eintracht Frankfurt. According to Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24), talks between the clubs are in an advanced stage, with the Biancocelesti confident of getting the deal over the line.

Lazio and Frankfurt could soon conclude negotiations for Kostic’s loan move to Serie A with an option to buy next summer. The Serbian winger has emerged as one of the Italians’ prime objectives in the ongoing transfer window. 

Though Inter looked to be in the mix for a large portion of the summer, it now appears the Biancocelesti are on the verge of winning the race. However, Lazio may have to postpone Kostic’s official presentation due to the club’s struggle for a liquidity index. 

Indeed, the Stadio Olimpico outfit first need to sell some of their assets to accommodate the new arrivals. One of the players that could make way for the newcomers is Joaquin Correa. Despite his tremendous impact, the Argentine seems to be the only Lazio player in demand at this point.

Paris Saint-Germain and a few English sides have been linked with a move for the quicksilver forward. Since PSG are currently working on a contract for Lionel Messi, a move to the Premier League looks like a plausible scenario for Correa.

The 26-year-old’s departure would unlock Lazio’s transfer campaign and enable them to sign Kostic. After selling Jack Grealish to Manchester City in a record-breaking £100m deal, Aston Villa are now looking to fork out around £30m to land Correa (via Il Messaggero).

Meanwhile, Lazio’s desperate intent on signing Kostic is not surprising, considering Maurizio Sarri’s preferred 3-5-2 formation. The Serb has thrived in a similar set-up at Frankfurt over the past couple of seasons.

Kostic soaked up the limelight as one of Die Adler’s most productive players in 2020/21. He racked up four goals and 14 assists in 30 Bundesliga outings en route to earning high acclaim from the club hierarchy. 

But with just two years left to run on his current contract in Germany, Frankfurt are keen on cashing in on their star wing-back. If everything goes according to plan, Kostic should be Lazio’s new left-sided carrier next season.