Lazio Pushing to Acquire PSG Fringe Player to Address Need

Maurizio Sarri likes Layvin Kurzawa the most among the options for the left-back position, and Lazio have opened talks with PSG. The Biancocelesti are looking for a starter in the role, as they have had to adapt the right-footed Elseid Hysaj and Adam Marusic there so far.

The parties are not particularly far apart in the negotiation. The French club initially set a €4M price tag, but it could easily decrease, Tuttomercatoweb reports. The high wages represent a bigger obstacle. Lazio want PSG to contribute to paying them, either through a severance package or by getting the player on an initial loan, Il Messaggero informs. It is currently the main hang-up.

Kurzawa is assisted by Kia Joorabchian, the same agent of Lucas Leiva and Felipe Anderson. Therefore, director Igli Tare is well familiar with him, which should help, Corriere dello Sport reports. The French giants are eager to trim the roster and offload some fringe contributors. Kurzawa has played just 9 minutes in 2021-2022, in the Trophées des Champions.

The 29-year-old has been in Paris since 2015 and has racked up 153 appearances, scoring 14 times and providing 23 assists. He featured in 19 games last season. Lazio are preparing a two-and-a-half-year contract for the PSG left-back at a reduced salary. Kurzawa was close to moving to Serie A in January of 2020 too. Juventus had orchestrated a swap with Mattia De Sciglio. However, they changed their mind at the last minute over some injury concerns, reported at the time.