Lazio Seeking Prospective Immobile Deputy in La Liga

Lazio didn’t sign a proper substitute for Ciro Immobile in the summer, and they could try to rectify that in January. However, they won’t be able to make up for his recent injury through the transfer market. They are eyeing two players in particular, Lucas Boyé and Rafa Mir, Corriere dello Sport informs.

The latter wouldn’t be overly expensive because his contract expires in 2024. He wishes to depart since Elche are at the bottom of the table. He spent time at Torino without breaking through in the past. The Argentine bounced back in La Liga, tallying 16 goals in 68 matches. He has gotten off to a good start this season, hitting the net eight times already. He has been linked to Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in the previous windows. The striker has a €25M release clause but could leave for half such sum.

On top of Boyé, Lazio are also tracking Sevilla’s Rafa Mir as a possible Immobile backup. He’s more physical and has found the target once in 6 matches so far and 14 times since joining last summer. He’s part of the Jorge Mendes staple and previously starred for Wolverhampton, Las Palmas, Huesca, and Nottingham Forest, mostly on loan. He has a €16M valuation.

Our Take on Lazio Mulling Potential Immobile Heirs

The role has been a problem for years and hasn’t been fixed despite multiple attempts. They should acquire a youngster that could eventually take over, as the marksman isn’t getting any younger. Matteo Cancellieri has upside but isn’t a pure no.9. The urgency for the current season hinges on whether they will advance in Europa League. They may not do anything in January if they get eliminated.

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