One of the summer tasks for Lazio will be to find players that contribute offensively. The Biancocelesti were hopeful that Vedat Muriqi would provide secondary scoring to take some of the load off of Ciro Immobile’s shoulders; however, the 26-year-old has been a flop in his first season.
After spending close to €20 million on the striker, Lazio isn’t getting their money’s worth. Over the last few weeks, Immobile has hit a cold streak, exposing the Rome-based club’s lack of secondary scoring. As a result, they’ll need to go back into the market and find a cheaper option to provide them with goals.
One name that Lazio is reportedly looking at is Parma Calcio’s Valentin Mihăilă, per Parma Today (via Lazio News). The 21-year-old has scored three goals and registered three assists in 19 appearances. The young forward primarily plays as a left-winger but has seen time as a second striker and right-winger
When it comes to his cost, Transfermarkt places Mihăilă value at €8.5-million. Lazio wants to buy low and hopes that Mihăilă outperforms his value. If there’s no UEFA Champions League money coming in next season, expect the club to target these types of players moving forward.