Lazio Star Touted to Depart amid Mutual Dissatisfaction

Luis Alberto has been routinely rumored to leave Lazio in the past, and that will be the case again in January. The Spaniard is unhappy with the current situation, as he has been mostly a bench player so far. Maurizio Sarri is also disgruntled with the star’s attitude and would readily sign on off on his departure.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the club and the player seem on the page about the future this time. However, arranging his exit is not easy. He earns €3.5M and has a €25/30M valuation. It’s hard to find a taker since he’s 30. A loan is more feasible. However, such formula wouldn’t unlock possible additions. The team needs to cash in to have room to maneuver financially.

As per Corriere dello Sport, Lazio and You First, the agency of Luis Alberto, are gauging the interest in La Liga. Sevilla remain the most interested side, but not at those numbers. They’ll explore the viability of swaps with either Rafa Mir or Oliver Torres. Atletico Madrid would be an option if they parted ways with Rodrigo De Paul, but it’s a difficult domino. Valencia and Fiorentina might be keen too, but his salary is too high.

As was the case in the summer, the gaffer would prioritize Verona’s starlet Ivan Ilic as a replacement. The rift between him and the midfielder is tough to mend at this point.

Our Take on Lazio and Luis Alberto

It happens every six months, but surely neither party can be content with the present circumstances. Therefore, a departure is more likely in the past, and they have found balance sans him, but making the math work will be arduous.

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