Lazio defender Mateo Musacchio has officially taken Brazilian defender Luiz Felipe’s spot in the Serie A squad registration list, as seen on Lega Serie A’s official website.

The 30-year-old Argentinian defender, who joined from fellow Italian side AC Milan earlier this week, has signed a six-month contract with the Roman club, with an option for a further two years linked to appearances and other objectives.

He was brought in as a short-term replacement for the injured Luiz Felipe, who is currently recovering from serious ankle surgery.


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The 23-year-old Brazilian is not expected to return until the end of March or the start of April, forcing the Biancocelesti to find a reinforcement.

Musacchio could now start against Gian Piero Gasperini’s Atalanta on Sunday.

The former AC Milan man has made only two appearances across all competitions this season for the Rossoneri, for a total of 95 minutes.

Last campaign, he was more present and made 18 league appearances.


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