Luis Alberto Denies Reports on January Departure from Lazio

Lazio need to part ways with some players to finance the potential acquisitions, but Luis Alberto will not be among them in January. The inventive midfielder shot down the rumors after the draw with Atalanta.

“I have read a lot about me over the years, but I am serene. I have a contract with Lazio. There has been buzz of me leaving for a while. I have talked with the president and, as long as he does not push me away, I am fine here.”

The Biancocelesti star spoke to DAZN about his challenging adaptation to Maurizio Sarri’s schemes: “I have grown a lot especially defensively. I have always worked hard in the final third. I am in good form physically, and the midfield has fared well in recent games. We touched the ball a lot, as the coach asked. I always say that, if you have 80 percent possession, the rest does not matter. I miss scoring a little, but it is not a major issue. Ciro Immobile is taking care of that for everybody. We are fully in the running for a European berth.”

Rather than cashing in on Luis Alberto, Lazio are attempting to get rid of fringe contributors. Dennis Vavro has returned to Copenhagen. Instead, it has been more difficult to find a taker for Vedat Muriqi.

Director Igli Tare commented on their strategy: “We are working to comply with the federal financial parameters. We can do it also through some loans, not just sales. The situation changes every day, but there are some good opportunities.” Instead, the chairman Claudio Lotito denied promising three January purchases to Sarri while talking to Il Messaggero. The additions will be numerically tied to the departures.