Cadiz have expressed strong interest in signing Luis Alberto, but Lazio have set onerous conditions to greenlight his departure. Despite their position in the standings, as they are penultimate, the midfielder would be keen on joining them because they are located near his hometown.
According to Relevo, the Spanish side suggested a loan covering his entire wages. It’s a significant effort considering their low payroll. However, the Biancocelesti aim for a permanent sale, and even an option to buy might not suffice, Corriere dello Sport informs.
Instead, Cadiz proposed to welcome Luis Alberto for the next six months and then take stock afterward. Lazio have established an €18/20M price tag for their star. He has been at loggerheads with coach Maurizio Sarri for the better part of the last two seasons.
It’s unlikely the 30-year-old will join El Submarino Amarillo, but he could have other suitors in La Liga. Atletico Madrid could materialize if they parted ways with Joao Felix, which seems to be in the cards. Sevilla could reprise their long-standing courtship after releasing Isco. Neither has forward so far, though.
Our Take on Luis Alberto and Cadiz
Things must be really ugly behind the scenes if he’s considering a move to a minnow, albeit close to home. He and the club have fallen into a negative spiral. It’s hard to justify his price tag if he doesn’t shine consistently. However, the gaffer, besides the personal rift, prefers different players at the position to have more balance. It’s a costly problem in every facet.
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