Lazio Kick-Start Lagging Transfer Market with First Deal

As long anticipated, Lazio have completed their first signing of the summer transfer market window, as Marcos Antonio landed in Italy yesterday to take the medicals and complete the paperwork. The Biancocelesti beat the opponents to the punch. They will pay a €10M for the midfielder, who will earn €900k for the next five years, SportMediaset informs.

Their executives have decided to track Marco Carnesecchi even though he will miss months due to a shoulder injury. On the other hand, Atalanta rejected their opening bid. They offered €10M, while the counterparty set a €20M price tag, Gianluca Di Marzio informs. The parties will keep negotiating as the youngster is the top choice.

Lazio plan to make Alessio Romagnoli their second transfer market addition, on a free from Milan, but they wish to find a taker for Francesco Acerbi first. The veteran would like to reunite with Simone Inzaghi at Inter. However, the Nerazzurri have not expressed any interest so far, Alfredo Pedullà reports. The swap with Juventus involving Daniele Rugani has not gained traction. The center-back is also open to a Rossoneri return, Il Tempo informs.

Our Take on the Transfer Market Moves by Lazio

Marcos Antonio is surely a bargain and potentially a coup if he gets acclimated in a hurry. Bringing him in very early helps with that. Claudio Lotito and the Atalanta bigwigs are both tough bargainers. The Biancocelesti might have to look elsewhere unless they are willing to empty their coffers. A superb long-term solution between the sticks could be worth it, though.