Lazio returns to SPAL’s Fares for the left flank
After the confirmation of Simone Inzaghi as Lazio’s manager for the 2019/20 campaign, the Biancocelesti have now directed their attention back towards the transfer market. Following our report from the end of March, Claudio Lotito’s side remains in search of a left wing-back and the main target is SPAL’s Mohamed Fares.
As reported by today’s edition of Il Tempo, the Algerian international is one step away from becoming the first signing of the summer for Le Aquile. A splendid season in Ferrara, in which he collected 36 appearances and three goals for the side, the 23-year-old is a profile greatly appreciated by Sporting Director Igli Tare and manager Inzaghi. Versatile – being able to play as a left midfielder, defender, or wing-back – Fares is also left-footed, something that could prove useful if left starting center-back Stefan Radu is ever sidelined. With various suitors said to be following the 1996 born footballer, however, Lazio are trying to act quickly to strike a deal.
As is stands, Lazio are trying to include youngsters Alessandro Murgia – who has spent the past six months on loan at the club and has agreed to remain with SPAL for another season – and Bruno Jordao in the negotiations to bring the player to Rome. After what has been done with the Italian, manager Leonardo Semplici hopes that he can continue to help Murgia grow while doing the same for the Portuguese 20-year-old. The two midfielders could thus mature at the Stadio Paolo Mazza, while Fares would reinforce the Biancocelesti’s left flank. Negotiations are well underway; what awaits is the understanding of minor details before the official statement.