One eye to the present, the other to the future. Lazio have officially extended the contract of Romanian veteran Stefan Radu. An important step forward in securing one of their key players, it looks like Radu will be ending his career with the club (now 32 years of age, the player will be 35 years old if he were to play until 2021).
Joining Lazio in 2008 from Romanian side Dinamo Bucuresti, he is now in his tenth season with the club. He has 335 total appearances in the biancoceleste colors and has scored 7 goals in this tenure. Famously known at playing left back, Radu was converted to a center back when a 3-5-1-1 formation was put into place at the club. A key part of the team, Laziali must be happy to see their long-time defender re-sign.
Here is the official biancocelesti statement: “S.S. Lazio announces that it has extended the economic contract of the player Stefan Radu until 30 June 2021”.