Lazio Eye Tottenham Outcast as Acerbi Nears Departure

With Francesco Acerbi nearing a loan move to Inter, Lazio will have room to fit another relatively large salary into their payroll, and they are plotting to use it to sign a left-back. Sergio Reguilon has emerged as a concrete option in the last few days. He’s reportedly atop president Claudio Lotito’s wishlist, as per Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi).

The club chief wants to offer the Spaniard to Maurizio Sarri to fill a long-standing hole in the roster. The La Fabrica youth product has been linked to an exit since the start of the summer market, with Nottingham Forest being the closest team to getting him so far. However, their advances have been kept on standby, with the Biancocelesti circling around. Villarreal have also been mentioned as suitors.

Lazio ponder a loan move for Reguilon, with the right to redeem his services at the end of the spell next season. A part of his wages will, however, have to be borne by the North London club. As per La Gazzetta dello Sport, the capital side is also eyeing Marcos Alonso for the role, but they face the same challenges as for the Tottenham reject. Both left-backs earn more than their aces Ciro Immobile and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Our Take on Lazio Targeting Reguilon

The left-back would understandably add depth to the Biancocelesti set-up and offer Sarri more chances to rotate his squad. It would be a win-win situation, given the appeal of playing in one of the world’s best leagues ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

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