Lazio Long to Add a Left-Back as Final Gift to Sarri

Lazio have already completed an array of acquisitions, but they might not be done just yet, as they wish to finish the job by signing a pure left-back. Such role is currently vacant, although Adam Marusic has adapted to it with good returns. Elseid Hysaj has had more trouble and dropped to backup. Instead, coach Maurizio Sarri doesn’t rate youngster Dimitrije Kamenovic.

As per Radiosei, the Biancocelesti will purchase a specialist if they manage to offload either the Albanian defender or Mohamed Fares, who’s back in the Italian capital after a failed loan stint at Torino since he tore his ACL a few days after joining last January. Claudio Lotito promised as much to the coach.

The gaffer downplayed the hole at left-back after the Bologna game (via Tuttomercatoweb).

“A natural lefty would give us more offensive prowess and allow us to build from the back more. However, we used a right-footed player there last season and we can do it for another one.”

Emerson Palmieri remains their top target, but Chelsea prefer an outright sale to a loan. The Biancocelesti are also tracking Cremonese’s Emanuele Valeri, who’s a boyhood supporter of the club. Instead, the manager had indicated Fabiano Parisi in January. He recently extended his contract with Empoli. It’s possible that a surprise candidate will emerge later on.

Our Take on Lazio Searching For a Left-Back

It would truly be the final piece of the puzzle because their formation is currently lopsided as Manuel Lazzari draws much more attention and touches than Marusic. Emerson would be a safe and fine addition, while Parisi has a ton of upside, almost akin to their current right-back when he joined from SPAL.

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