Lazio are looking for January reinforcements and are trying to bring back Antonio Candreva and have laid eyes on Jonathan Ikoné, who might depart Fiorentina. The Biancocelesti attempted to concoct the winger’s return a month ago. Salernitana continues to shut the door, Sky informs.
The player is open to the destination. The Campanian side would like to keep him given his importance to the team. He’s no longer on an expiring contract. He has reached the threshold of appearances to activate an automatic option. The attacker previously played in the Italian capital from 2012 to 2016. He collected 192 appearances, 45 goals, and 43 assists. He contributed to winning the 2013 Coppa Italia.
On top of Candreva, Lazio have tested the waters for Ikoné, who has struggled to produce with Fiorentina, La Repubblica relays. The bad miss from the penalty spot against Napoli in the Supercoppa semifinal might have been the final straw. The two sides chatted but haven’t begun negotiating. He has a €10M price tag.
The deal could gain pace if the Viola landed a pair of targets. They are on the verge of onboarding Brian Rodriguez from Club America. Moreover, they are attempting to convince Augsburg to sell Ruben Vargas, Quotidiano Sportivo informs.
Our Take on Lazio, Candreva, and Ikoné
The Biancocelesti are likely preparing for Felipe Anderson and Pedro’s eventual departures. The Salernitana linchpin is still impactful and would help in other roles too. His signing would make more sense if they acquired one or two prodigies too.
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