Bastos: Red Star Belgrade Interested in Lazio Defender

According to Serbian sports daily newspaper Sportski Žurnal, Red Star Belgrade have enquired about the possibility of signing Lazio defender Bastos.

Bastos, Source- Zimbio
Bastos, Source- Zimbio

Signed by the Biancocelesti in the summer of 2016 from Russian Premier League side FC Rostov, the Angolan international has made 88 total appearances for the club; 62 have made in Serie A, 16 have been made in the UEFA Europa League, and 10 have been made in the Coppa Italia.

While the 29-year-old has had a fair amount of praise throughout his time in Rome, he has definitely had an equal amount of criticism, primarily due to his lack of consistency. As a result, with a contract expiring in the summer of 2021, Lazio are said to be looking to move on from the player this summer; selling him to Serbian SuperLiga side Red Star Belgrade – who are currently managed by former Lazio player Dejan Stanković – could be a possibility, especially as the player would become a starter and would be able to play in the UEFA Champions League.