Igor Zlatanović: Lazio Eyeing Move for Serbian Striker

According to Italian news outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi, Lazio are said to be eyeing the possibility of signing RCD Mallorca’s Serbian striker Igor Zlatanović.

Igor Zlatanović, Source- Transfermarkt
Igor Zlatanović, Source- Transfermarkt

Born in 1998, the current 22-year-old spent most of his youth career playing for FK Partizan until moving to FK Radnik Surdulica for free in the summer of 2016, at the age of 18.

Making 102 appearances, scoring 32 goals, and providing 13 assists for the club’s first team over a span of three seasons, in the summer of 2019, Spanish La Liga side Mallorca signed Igor for €1.3 million; he was sent directly on loan to the Segunda División with Club Deportivo Numancia de Soria for the 2019/20 season to acquire first-team playing time in the country.

However, since then, he has only played in 691 minutes of football for the team. Primarily said to be due to his relationship with Manager Luis Miguel Carrión Delgado, he has not managed to score in 14 matches and has not made an appearance since February 15, 2020.

As further reported by the Italian news outlet, Sporting Director Igli Tare is said to have been monitoring his progress was a couple of years now. Despite having a contract until 2023 with Mallorca, Tare appreciates his potential and is said to be willing to take a chance on him in the hopes he becomes a star; contact with his agents is said to have already occurred.

While Zlatanović himself prefers to play as a striker, he is often deployed as a left-winger due to his agility, technical ability, and his lack of composure (in recent times) in front of goal.

According to Transfermarkt, he is currently valued at €725 thousand.