Lazio Make First Move for Atalanta Talent Carnesecchi

Having failed to reach an agreement with Thomas Strakosha on a contract extension, Lazio are in the market for a new goalkeeper, and Marco Carnesecchi has stood out in the sights of the Biancocelesti among others. The talented Atalanta and Cesena youth product, who has returned to Bergamo after a successful Serie B campaign with Cremonese, is their number one priority after an offer has been tabled.

Italian transfer market expert Gianluca Di Marzio reports of the Biancocelesti’s initial €10M proposal after weeks of evaluation. Claudio Lotito understands that it is a downsized offer since Atalanta value the 21-year-old nearly double that price tag. A five-year contract is in the works that would last until 2027.

Investing in a young keeper is of utmost priority to the capital club since veteran Pepe Reina is possibly in his last season as a professional, whereas returning keeper Marius Adamonis is not in Maurizio Sarri’s plans going forward.

The Atalanta prodigy is part of Italy’s U21 squad but was recently called up to the Azzurri first team by Roberto Mancini for a three-day training camp in Coverciano. Lazio will keep pursuing Carnesecchi despite a shoulder injury that will knock him out for multiple months. They are ready to improve their bid to get closer to the request, Alfredo Pedullà reports.