According to La Lazio Siamo Noi, Lazio are pursuing Club de Fútbol Monterrey and Mexico international Carlos Rodríguez. The Biancocelesti have entrusted an intermediary with the task of establishing contact with both the Agent of the 23-year-old midfielder and with the Mexican Liga MX club to understand their willingness to negotiate; as it stands, Monterrey have stated that the player has a €12 million release clause and that paying this amount will be the only way Rodríguez leaves (as he still has another three years remaining in his contract). While an offer is yet to be made for the player, Sporting Director Igli Tare is said to appreciate the Mexican’s qualities, as he can play in various roles. Furthermore, the midfielder has reportedly let his Agent know that he wants to continue his career in Europe; if he pushes for the transfer, a deal could possibly be struck.
However, it is important to note that Rodríguez is a non-EU member. According to the rules and regulations set by the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC), clubs with more than two non-EU players at the start of the Transfer Window (such as Lazio) can only sign an additional two non-EU players, provided that: one of them has played or been on the bench for at least five matches with their respective nation in the last 12 months (this spot has been occupied by Vedat Muriqi), and one of them is signed after the sale of a current Non-EU player in the squad. Therefore, if Lazio wants to bring Rodríguez to Rome, they will have to work on first finding a destination for one of their Non-EU players.