Lazio have released an official statement earlier today confirming that goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha will not be undergoing knee surgery and that the relationship between player and club is perfectly healthy.

The report details how the 25-year-old Albanian shot stopper, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2022, has been suffering with a knee problem for the last few weeks, forcing him to miss the last five games across all competitions.

Rumours in the media suggested that Strakosha would require knee surgery, which would rule him out of the rest of the season.

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Currently, tests have shown that Strakosha doesn’t need this surgery and instead is completing a normal recovery programme, being monitored on a daily basis.

The strong relationship between Lazio and Strakosha was also underlined, with the mutual trust and respect between them still strong.

Reports in the media today have suggested that the Roman club are looking for a summer replacement for the 25-year-old Albanian.

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