Lazio Veteran Set to Wait it Out on Extension Offer

Pedro is enjoying another nice season at Lazio and is playing more regularly than expected due to Ciro Immobile’s recurring injuries. He netted his seventh goal versus Monza over the weekend, while he has dished five total assists.

Per Alfredo Pedullà, the contract of the attacker runs out at the end of the season, but he’s in no rush to renew it just yet. He’s mulling over a few factors before making a decision on his future. Not all of them hinge on the team.

When Pedro moved to Lazio, the Biancocelesti inherited some fiscal benefits, which will no longer come into effect in his fourth season in Italy. Therefore, the parties have to negotiate his salary. The club would look to make up for the situation by shaving it a little.

The forward would be keener on staying if they qualified for the Champions League. However, he has a lot of interests in Spain, plus he wouldn’t mind getting closer to his family after a few years abroad. He’s happy in the Italian capital, but he’ll take his time to decide whether to prolong his stay.

Our Take on Pedro and Lazio

He’s aging like fine wine, and he’s still a weapon. The role he has had this season, super-sub and fill-in starter, is tailor-made for him, even though they’d better bring him more offensive help to better juggle multiple competitions. The Biancocelesti are in an excellent spot in the Champions League fray, and he’ll likely stick around if they make it.

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