Mariano Andujar, Source- lacapitalmdp
Mariano Andujar of Estudiantes, Source- lacapitalmdp

 

Lazio is looking for an experienced goalkeeper that can support young Albanian Thomas Strakosha. Ivan Vargic and Guido Guerrieri have not convinced the biancocelesti, while Federico Marchetti is out of the future plans and will leave the club on a free transfer in the summer – he has been linked to Juventus, Fiorentina, and most recently Genoa (due to Perin heading to Juventus).

It is important to find a valid option to avoid what happened this season, with Strakosha forced on several occasions to work overtime, even when not at the best physical condition.

Among the names rumored to Lazio in recent weeks, there is also Mariano Andujar. The former goalkeeper of Catania and Napoli, now wears the Estudiantes jersey, but as stated in a recent interview, he would like to be back in Italy and would willingly accept the role of second goalkeeper in a team like Lazio.  This is what his agent, Gustavo Ghezzi, said exclusively to LaLazioSiamoNoi’s microphones: “At the moment, there has been no contact with Lazio – no one has called me. I have not even spoken to Mariano, but I’m sure he would be happy to come to Rome”. 

Nothing concrete so far, but the Argentine goalkeeper is certainly a valid and possible option for Lazio, with experience in the Italian Serie A TIM.

The now 34-year-old made 26 appearances in the Primera División this past season, helping the team to remain in the league with a mid-table season finish. He initially played with Estudiantes from 2006-2009 before moving to Italy (Catania) where he stayed for 5 years, and afterwards moved to Napoli for 2 years from 2014-2016. Within both of his tenure’s at the two Italian clubs he moved to loan back to Estudiantes twice – once when at Catania, and once when at Napoli.