Former Italian Defender Calisti Speculates on What May Be Holding up Simone Inzaghi’s Extension Deal With Lazio

Former Italian defender Ernesto Calisti provided for his take on Lazio’s ongoing contract extension dilemma with manager Simone Inzaghi

Amid all the reports and rumors noting that Inzaghi will indeed sign a new extension deal with Lazio, this has not been the case just yet. The Italian manager is still slated to become a free agent manager at the end of the season as he has not yet signed off on such an agreement.

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Calisti believes that there are several factors as to why Inzaghi and Lazio have not yet officially come to terms on a new extension deal, which he detailed further during his recent talk with the Italian-based outlet Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi).

We know that he is well and wants to stay in Rome. But Simone is right to wait. He wants to reason with the club about the future and wants market guarantees. He first wants to see where Lazio will finish in the league, and then he wants to be appreciated for what he has done on the bench.

He is ambitious and wants something more with Lazio. He expects something more from the market in order to make the definitive leap in quality.

For now, both sides remain focused on securing a top-four spot in the Serie A standings this season.

Tags 2020/21 Serie A Biancocelesti Ernesto Calisti Inzaghi Lazio Serie A Simone Inzaghi