Lazio Set to Offer Thomas Strakosha a Contract Extension

Thomas Strakosha, Source- Official S.S. Lazio
Thomas Strakosha, Source- Official S.S. Lazio

According to Italian Lazio fan radio station Radiosei, Lazio has decided to accelerate the negotiations for the contract extension of Thomas Strakosha.

As it stands, the Albanian’s current contract expires in the summer of 2022 and he makes €1.2 million per season; the Biancocelesti have offered the goalkeeper a three-year extension – that will expire 2025 – in which he will make €2 million a year.

Recently having turned 26 on March 19th, the Albanian goalkeeper was signed by the Biancocelesti at the age of 17 – back in 2012 – from Panionios Athen for just €75 thousand. Since then, he has worked his way into the first team following a two-year period with the Lazio Primavera (U19) and a loan spell in Serie B with Salernitana (2015); since he was given the opportunity to compete with Italian veteran Federico Marchetti for a starting position in 2016, he has not looked back, retaining the spot between the posts to this date.

Strakosha is considered one of the top members of Simone Inzaghi’s current squad. He has continued to mature and minimize errors to deliver top-notch performances and is seen as one of the pillars on which Lazio will build their future team; this season he has allowed 32 goals from 32 matches (an average of just one goal per match) and has secured nine clean sheets.