Official: Lazio Sell Wallace to Yeni Malatyaspor

Wallace / Yeni Malatyaspor
Wallace / Yeni Malatyaspor

Lazio have sold Wallace to Turkish Süper Lig side Yeni Malatyaspor.

The 25-year-old Brazilian defender has signed a two-year deal (with an option to extend his stay for a third year) with the the Turkish club; although he will leave the Biancocelesti for free, it is important to note that the Italian Serie A side have managed to insert a clause into his sale that will allow them to receive 50% of his future sale price.

Wallace’s sale will not only allow Lazio to save money (with regards to salaries), but also allow them to resolve problems with the liquidity index which will make way for the likes of Mohamed Fares, Wesley Hoedt, and Andreas Pereira.

The Brazilian defender joined Lazio in the summer of 2016 from SC Braga. However, after failing to impress management, he was sent on loan with an option to buy to Portuguese Liga NOS side SC Braga for the 2019/20 season.

Making just 16 appearances in all competitions, due to inconsistent performances, Braga did not exercise the option to redeem him at the end of the season, and he ultimately returned to Rome; but with no place in Simone Inzaghi’s squad, it was only a matter of time before he left for good.