Vazquez, Meza and Martinez all being eyed by Lazio as alternatives to Papu Gomez
According to Il Messaggero, Franco Damián Vázquez, Maximiliano Eduardo Meza and Gonzalo Nicolás Martínez are all on Lazio’s radar for potential alternatives to Papu Gomez if a deal is unable to be agreed upon with Atalanta and/or the player.
Reports state Franco Vazquez is yet to settle down in Spain with Sevilla and he could be on the move: a return to Serie A is a possibility as Lazio are open to the Ital-Argentine. Vazquez appeared in 44 games last season for Sevilla scoring 5 goals and adding 7 assists and would be a good addition for Lazio, not costing a EU spot for the biancocelesti.
Another name that seems to looming around Lazio the last few weeks is Argentine international Maxi Meza and Gonzalo Nicolas Martínez. Both have been linked with a move to Lazio as a replacement for Anderson: Meza who appeared in 4 games at this years World Cup did not have a goal or an assist; he also appeared in 19 games for Independiente in the Primera División last season netting 3 goals and adding 4 assists. As for Martínez, he was not called up by Argentina for the World Cup, but he did appear in 25 games last season for River Plate with similar numbers to Meza – 7 goals and 3 assists.
The two Argentine’s in my opinion would not adapt well in Serie A – I see one of, or both of them, ending up similar to what Mauro Zarate was. I think the style of Serie A is not meant for the likes of these types of midfielders. As for Vazquez, he would be a great acquisition for Lazio – a player that can play on the wing, midfield or even as a striker if needed. Vazquez had 22 goals in 105 appearances in his last time in the Serie A TIM with Palermo.
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