Newcastle are very serious in attempting to sign Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha. With the English team changing up their squad ahead of this 2019/20 season, the Albanian goalkeeper is one that they are said to be very keen on.
Humbled by the Magpies interest, the 24-year-old still has a contract until 30.06.2022. This means that he will not come cheap: Claudio Lotito values his goalkeeper at €40-45 million and will not accept anything less from the Premier League side. While this figure seems to be high for the English club, crazier things have happened in the world of football as of late, so we shouldn’t rule out the possibility of seeing the Albanian international wearing the white and black jersey next season.
@S_K_MOORE: “Felipe Anderson, a former teammate and best friend to Strakosha, was seen on vacation with the goalkeeper a few weeks ago. The Brazilian made a move to West Ham last summer, thriving and becoming a fan favourite in less than a year. A move to the UK could have been something that the two discussed on this trip…”
Now, if Strakosha is to leave, the Biancocelesti are said to have already planned a viable option to replace him. According to II tempo reports, Lazio would pursue Juventus goalkeeper Mattia Perin. With Gigi Buffon coming back to Juventus as the backup keeper to Wojciech Szczesny, the Italian will likely be on the move in search of a starting role at another club and making the switch to Lazio could be a solution.