According to what has been reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport, Lazio are preparing to offer Italian forward Ciro Immobile a new contract. This comes as the Biancocelesti look to arm all the top players at the club with new contracts, with the likes of Joaquin Correa, Luis Alberto, Sergej Milinkovic-Savic and Luiz Felipe all having signed new deals or on the verge of putting pen to paper, if reports are to be believed.
Immobile himself has said that he wants to finish his career at Lazio and the reports suggest that this new deal would be a five-year contract to keep him at the club until 2025 when the prolific striker will turn 35-years-old. The reports suggest that Immobile will also receive the captain’s armband when Senad Lulic leaves the club, cementing the Italian’s place as one of the most memorable Lazio players of all time.
Ciro Immobile joined Lazio in 2016, signing for a fee believed to be in the region of 8.75 million euros from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund. The Italian scored just 3 goals in 24 Bundesliga appearances for the Black and Yellows, before spending a year out on loan, for six months at La Liga outfit Sevilla and a further six months with Serie A side Torino. After scoring 5 in 14 games in Turin, Lazio made the decision to sign the forward and the rest is history.
Since joining the Biancocelesti, Immobile has scored 116 goals in 167 games in all competitions, registering 94 in 131 Serie A games and having finished as joint top-scorer alongside Mauro Icardi in the 2017/18 season. Furthermore, life at Lazio has rejuvenated the place of Immobile in the Italian national team, having played just over 25 times for the Azzurri since making the move to the Italian capital. For Italy, Immobile has played a total of 39 games and scored 10 goals, with all but one of these goals coming since the move to Lazio.