Lazio are looking to sign Benevento goalkeeper Lorenzo Montipò as a replacement for Albanian shot-stopper Thomas Strakosha.
According to a report from Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 26-year-old Strakosha lost his starting spot this season in Rome, with Spanish veteran Pepe Reina’s experience and leadership proving key in Lazio’s first season back in the Champions League in over a decade.
Reina has impressed enough that he will be the starting goalkeeper next season too, and with Strakosha’s contract set to expire in 2022, it’s likely that he will be leaving Rome this summer, with several Premier League and Bundesliga clubs interested.
To replace him, Lazio are keen on signing Benevento’s Montipò. The 25-year-old Italian was key in their promotion campaign last season and has continued his strong performances in Serie A as well.
The Biancocelesti’s plan is to start Reina next season with Montipò working alongside the 2010 World Cup winner, allowing him to grow before he’ll become the starter in the following campaign onwards.