Transfer News, Nani: Lazio refuse option to buy
After arriving in the Capital back on August 31 of 2017, Nani has failed to impress and leave a mark on the Italian side. Due to this, Lazio are not expected to take up their €8m option to sign Nani outright from Valencia, unless he miraculously has a spectacular turnaround in form.
While that does seem unlikely to happen, Nani wants to make Portugal’s World Cup squad, so he will have plenty of motivation for the final run of the season to prove his worth for both coaches of his club and country.
The 31-year-old has managed just two Serie A starts all season, playing in a total of 12, contributing three goals and two assists: his first goal came as the last goal to a 5-1 away victory over last place Benevento on 29 October.
According to WhoScored.com, Nani has a 6.53 match rating in his time in Rome, with only 549 minutes of football action played.