Lazio Not Currently in Serious Talks for Any Left-Back

Lazio are unlikely to complete their window with a left-back. They tried to go after high-profile names, but they struck out. They didn’t have a lot to spend for their ninth purchase of the summer, Radiosei reports.

Maurizio Sarri would have liked to reunite with Emerson Palmieri. But he joined West Ham for €15M, while they had proposed only a loan. The Biancocelesti eyed Sergio Reguilon, who moved to Atletico Madrid instead, as Nottingham Forest lured Renan Lodi from the Colchoneros.

Lazio president Claudio Lotito explained while they didn’t pursue the Spanish left-back with more conviction to Il Messaggero.

“I didn’t want to sign an injured player, as he was set to miss a month and a half, especially considering the World Cup break. We need to safeguard the serenity of the locker room. We already have four options, since Stefan Radu is a lefty.”

The only viable objective left is Emanuele Valeri, the publication adds. The 23-year-old held his own in the first three appearances in Serie A with Cremonese. He posted 5 goals and 3 assists in 69 matches with the Grigiorossi. But the capital side could wait it out and sign him for free in 2023 when his contract is currently set to expire. Possible alternatives Alex Grimaldo and Marcos Alonso appear to be out of reach at this point.

Our Take on the Lazio Search for a Left-Back

It would be the cherry on top, but they can make do with Adam Marusic, who is fine. Valeri is unheralded and unproven, but he has shown to be very energetic. He could have the same trajectory as Manuel Lazzari, including the fact that he would have to learn the position since he’s a pure wingback.

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