Agent Anellucci: “Zappacosta? Given the demands of Chelsea…”
The Lazio market this January is a puzzle: the track that leads to Chelsea’s Davide Zappacosta seems to have faded and, in terms of sales, the possible start could be Martin Caceres. To give an overview of the biancocelesti transfer market, the editorial staff of LaLazioSiamoNoi.it contacted agent Claudio Anellucci exclusively: “I do not understand this reasoning of having to give up before buying, in any case, it is Lazio’s way of acting. At times it has brought results, sometimes not. In any case, there is a club, having so many players in the squad, who want to sell first before buying. The question is: who to take?”.
Speaking further about Zappacosta: “The transfer – given the demands of Chelsea – quite frankly is madness, especially with Lazio. I see and hear hallucinatory figures: he is a good prospect, but he is not a phenomenon and he is not a player who moves the balance. If I could have chosen, I would have taken Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian. However, as we have seen, he is likely moving to other shores. I know Zappacosta well and, with all due respect, he is an element that has been lucky enough to go abroad, then at Chelsea, he has almost never played. Now it is clear that those who bought Zappacosta to the club do not want to lose some of the money invested. But I find it foolish to put a formula like a loan with the obligation to redeem at 18 million euros for someone like him”.