Lazio president Claudio Lotito had a heated conversation with sporting director Igli Tare earlier over his recent transfer flops.
As reported by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi earlier today, the Biancocelesti president was incredibly disappointed with the team’s painful 2-0 loss to Fiorentina on Sunday night. Not only was Lotito angry with the result, but also the performances of the team’s recent signings.
Vedat Muriqi, Mohamed Fares, Gonzalo Escalante, Pepe Reina, Andreas Pereira, Wesley Hoedt and Mateo Musacchio have all failed to particularly impress in Rome, with only the Spanish veteran goalkeeper being a true starter of the crop.
Lotito is frustrated with the low returns of the investments made, especially considering that Lazio ended last summer’s transfer window with a negative balance of €23 million, and still have little to show for it.
Many of Tare’s recent signings have been flops in Rome; Denis Vavro (€10 million), Riza Durmisi and Valon Berisha (€15 million for both), Vedat Muriqi (€17.5 million plus add-ons) and Mohamed Fares (€6.5 million plus add-ons) have cost over €50 million in total and yet have not lived up to expectations in the slightest.
That’s not even including other lackluster signings, like Jony and Bobby Adekanye, as well as the confusing usage of some young players.
Lotito doesn’t understand why a promising youngster like Raul Moro, who earns a first-team level salary, is never used by coach Simone Inzaghi, a fact that also confuses the Biancocelesti fans.
Due to all of this, Lotito wants to take back control at the club. Before, the Italian businessman was willing to delegate a significant amount to Tare and Inzaghi, but now he wants to take a more active role.
Tare still believes in the project and has a strong relationship with Lotito, but for now, tensions are heightened.