Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto’s social media rant earlier this month has also caused a rift between the club’s management and team coordinator Angelo Peruzzi, according to a report from Italian media outlet Cittaceleste.it earlier today.
The report details how Peruzzi fought first with sporting director Igli Tare, and then president Claudio Lotito regarding the Luis Alberto situation.
The 50-year-old Italian executive convinced Tare to allow coach Simone Inzaghi to field the 28-year-old Spaniard against Crotone on the weekend.
Peruzzi wrote a statement for Luis Alberto that was not respected, and the Spaniard was also not regretful of his words against Lotito, although he did apologize to fans, the team and the technical staff.
Lotito and Peruzzi disagreed about the solution, and the team coordinator is so furious that he has temporarily left Formello. He will meet with the Lazio president later today and it is expected that the meeting will go smoothly.
The Biancocelesti president hasn’t fully forgiven Luis Alberto though and is still open to sending away the player on loan, with Juventus, Inter and Everton all interested.
The Roman club do not want to sell the Spanish midfielder permanently, for the time being, although Lotito is tired of the player’s attitude and his behaviour surrounding the salary cut earlier this year.