According to what has been reported by Italian newspaper Il Tempo, Lazio appears ready to give Polish midfielder Patryk Dziczek a chance in the senior squad when he returns from his loan spell at Salernitana in the Summer. This comes after an impressive spell with the Salerno-based side in Serie B this season.
The reports suggest that the Lazio coaching staff have been impressed with the 22-year-old’s performances this season, echoing many of the same traits and abilities that led the Biancocelesti to purchase him in the first place, for a €2.5 million fee from Polish outfit Piast Gliwice last summer.
Despite not starring for Claudio Lotito’s other club until the 7th of December last year, due to not being selected for the first 10 game weeks of Serie B before suffering a knee injury that saw him miss another four, the Polish midfielder has played in every match the club has had since his return from injury, only playing less than ninety minutes on two occasions.
The reports suggest that Lazio are ready to have Dziczek be the latest player to follow in the footsteps of Luiz Felipe and Thomas Strakosha, who were both launched straight into the Lazio first team after a successful loan spell with Salernitana, and the abilities of either have not been put into question since.
Dziczek is a defensive midfielder, yet possesses the qualities and versatility to also play in a more central midfield role in addition to attacking midfield. Largely starring at DM for Salernitana this season, it is possible that Lazio views the Polish starlet as a potential candidate for the vice-Leiva role, one which the club have struggled to fill in recent years. Lucas Leiva is certainly not getting any younger and at 33-years-old, it is possible that the Brazilian has a maximum of 3 seasons left playing at the level he is now.