Emiliano Viviano - Source: FedeNerazzurra
Emiliano Viviano – Source: FedeNerazzurra

In an interview given on his Instagram account, Emiliano Viviano has opened the door to a potential move to Lazio this summer. This is the result of the future of the Biancocelesti’s back-up goalkeeper, Silvio Proto being, in doubt. The 36-year-old Belgian joined the club in the summer of 2018 on a free transfer from Greek outfit Olympiakos and despite playing in just a handful of matches for the club, due to the halt of football because of Coronavirus, he could potentially retire at the end of this season.

“Being the back-up goalkeeper to Thomas Strakosha? Why not. I could choose to play such a role (which I have never done before in my life because it is not easy and not everyone can do it). But then with the personality I have, it can be difficult to think of being a back-up goalkeeper.”

Therefore, whilst not overly keen on the role which would see him play second fiddle to Thomas Strakosha, Viviano is certainly open to a potential move to Lazio. Since he has experience in the Serie A and with the Italian national team and is available on a free transfer (following his contract with Portuguese outfit Sporting CP expired last summer), there is very little to lose for the Biancocelesti, especially given that the veteran’s salary demands are not too extreme. However, if Proto does not retire, there is little chance of Viviano joining the club.

Viviano, who is 34 years of age, is currently available on a free transfer after his contract with Portuguese outfit Sporting CP expired last summer. The Italian, who has 6 caps for the Italian national team, has also attracted interest from Inter.