Lazio Director Coy on Adding Immobile Deputy in January

Lazio have reportedly already started seeking another striker that could back up and occasionally relieve Ciro Immobile, but it’s not a lock they will land one in January. In addition, the star is trying to speed up his recovery.

Biancocelesti director Igli Tare addressed the matter Sunday to DAZN.

“We lose a lot without him. He’s the captain and the best center-forward in Serie A. At the same time, we have players that can provide an equally important contribution. We hope they will manage.”

The exec was quizzed about whether Lazio would address the need for an Immobile deputy in the next window.

“We have yet to discuss it. We went in a certain direction in the summer. There’s a project with clear ideas. As it happens every year, we will sit down with the president and the coach at the end of November to take stock of things and figure out what we need. It’s nothing new.”

The marksman is expected to miss four-to-six weeks due to a second-game thigh strain, but he’s hard at work to return sooner. Maurizio Sarri weighed in over the weekend (via SportMediaset).

“We are pulling every stop to shorten his timetable. He wants it and he’s undertaking an intense rehab protocol, but we will surely avoid taking risks. If the squad struggles without him, then it means that we are immature and just fishing for alibis.”

Felipe Anderson thrived as a false-nine versus Atalanta, bagging a superb strike after a highly technical first touch in the box.

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