Transfer Rumour: Lazio interested in Monaco defender Kamil Glik
According to ‘Il Messaggero’, Lazio are reportedly considering a move for Monaco center-half Kamil Glik.
With dutch defender Stefan de Vrij leaving on a free transfer this summer to possibly Serie A rivals Inter, or La Liga’s Barcelona, Igli Tare and Claudio Lotitio have been on the hunt to sign someone to replace him for the upcoming season, and former Torino defender Glik is the name at the top of their list.
The now 30 year old Polish international has previously played for Piast Gliwice (2008-2010), Palermo (2010-2011) and Torino F.C. (2011-2016) where he was appointed captain of the team. After his 5 year tenure in Turin he was considered one of the top defenders in Serie A, and this led to him being sold in 2016 to Ligue 1 side Monaco for a reported fee of €11 million on a four-year contract.
Last year, Glik was a key aspect in:
- Monaco’s stellar performance in the Champions League where the topped their group by collecting 11 points in 6 games (in a group with Tottenham, Bayer Leverkusen, and CSKA Moscow), and moved onto the semi-finals where they played Juventus (and eventually were beaten over two legs).
- Monaco’s Ligue 1 title winning season, where on 17 May 2017, Monaco secured the title after 37 matches, beating PSG, which was their first since the 1999–2000 season.
According to WhoScored, Kamil Glik has made 29 appearances for the french side this year, with a total of 2610 mins. played while providing 3 goals and 3 assists for the club. His rating over this span of games is a solid 7.11, with an 81% pass accuracy score.
Lazio are willing to dish out money on the player and it is thought that he could leave for a figure of around €15m.