Maurizio Sarri has won the internal power struggle with Igli Tare, who will leave Lazio after 15 years. Angelo Fabiani, who’s already at the club in a different role, will take over as the new sporting director. The gaffer will be central in the transfer market strategies, La Gazzetta dello Sport informs.
The Biancocelesti plot to massively bolster their squad to fare better in Europe. They were eliminated in the group stage of Europa League and then by AZ Alkmaar in European Conference League as they clearly prioritized domestic play in 2022/2023.
Sarri believes Lazio need six or seven new pieces to have credible depth. A few current backups are on the chopping block, for instance, Luis Maximiano, Toma Basic, and Marcos Antonio. The boss would like to onboard a few established players that would alternate with their starters.
The Biancocelesti will listen to the offers for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. President Claudio Lotito has established a €40M price tag. There are no ongoing negotiations at the moment. They are hoping a Premier League side, maybe Arsenal or Newcastle, will come forward and meet their request.
The coach has placed a pair of Serie A stars atop his wishlist, Domenico Berardi and Piotr Zielinski, but they’ll be difficult to sign. Per Alfredo Pedullà, Napoli will offer the Pole a contract with lower wages than his present one, which runs out in 2024. He’d have to accept a €700k/€1M pay cut to stay put. Otherwise, he’ll evaluate outside proposals. Lazio would be among the most likely landing spots.
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