Milan Badelj: Genoa Pursue Lazio Midfielder

According to La Lazio Siamo Noi, Genoa are pursuing Lazio and Croatia international Milan Badelj. The Rossoblu are searching for a central defensive midfielder and newly appointed Manager Rolando Maran has identified the 31-year-old as the ideal target. However, it is important to note that they face competition from Torino for the player’s signature.

Milan Badelj / S.S. Lazio, Source- Getty Images
Milan Badelj / S.S. Lazio, Source- Getty Images

Despite signing with the Biancocelesti on a free transfer just two years ago (in 2018), life in Rome has not gone as planned for Badelj. After just one season with the club (where he made 26 appearances between the UEFA Europa League and Serie A), due to a lack of first-team playing time in addition to subpar performances, he was loaned (with an option to buy set at €4 million) to Fiorentina for the 2019/20 season. However, as the Viola refused to take up the option to sign him permanently at the end of the season, the Croatian ultimately returned to Lazio.

As it stands, both the Biancocelesti and the player’s Agent are looking for a solution that would see him leave Rome for good; it seems only a matter of time before he selects his new destination.