Lazio defender Francesco Acerbi has reached an agreement to extend his contract with the club until 2025.
According to a report from Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 33-year-old Italian defender will sign the new deal at the end of this season, with the new contract set to expire when he’s 37.
Despite his age, Lazio strongly believe in Acerbi and his healthy physical condition gives the club confidence that he’ll be able to continue performing to a high level for years to come.
Considering his importance to the squad, it’s not impossible to imagine the 33-year-old Acerbi receiving another contract extension further down the line.
The alternative would be the possibility of him working in a corporate role at Lazio at the end of his career, similar to how coach Simone Inzaghi and sporting director Igli Tare moved up to the management upon the completion of their respective careers.
Acerbi has only missed five games through injury since joining Lazio in 2018, with both incidents occurring last year. The 33-year-old Italian’s longest period off the pitch came in the 2013/14 season when he missed 23 games due to testicular cancer.
Other than that, he has only ever missed 12 games across his entire career due to injury, proving his physical capabilities.