A few days ago, we reported that Lazio had been linked with Brazilian defender Lucas Verissimo
It is a challenge between Torino and Lazio for Lucas Verissimo, who is very close to moving to Italy.
A Brazilian-born center back, Verissimo was born in 1995 and currently plays for Santos in Brazil. Two days ago, Maria Pereira – one of his agents – arrived in Rome, where she met Sporting Director Igli Tare. She had released the following statements about the situation.
“Lucas is pure physical strength – reports Tuttosport – He is 22 years old, 1.89 meters tall, and has great quality. He is also able to restart play at the back – he has a good touch and loves to play in advance.”
“Even though he is young, he already has a lot of experience and maturity – he would do well in Europe. He takes very few warnings, never has any physical problems, never skips a race – he is very reliable.”
“Verissimo can also be the heir of De Vrij, because he is as elegant as the Dutchman – he even has a similar physical structure. In addition, Lucas with Luiz Felipe would form a beautiful all Brazilian pairing in defense”.
“Today his value is around 10 million euros and those who manage to acquire him, will not regret it. I have already heard the management of Torino, now we will see what [Igli] Tare will do.”
On tonight’s episode of ‘Calciomercato L’Originale’, Torino seems to be in poll for the player’s signature
Torino is increasingly closer to Verissimo despite the inclusion of Lazio in recent days according to Gianluca Di Marzio.
The Granata club has put forward an offer of 6.5 to 7 million euros to Santos for the defender, but the figure has to reach around 10 million including bonuses to satisfy the demands of the Brazilian club.
The will of Verissimo is decisive, who is giving priority to Torino (who has been on his tracks for a long time).