Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto may be one of Simone Inzaghi’s first requests in charge of Inter.
As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 45-year-old Italian coach is a huge fan of the Spanish midfielder and he has always defended him, like what happened in the fallout of Luis Alberto’s comments about Lazio’s Boeing 737.
Inzaghi may ask the Nerazzurri to sign the 28-year-old, but there are many obstacles in his way.
The economic situation at the club means that Inter need to reduce their expenses and end the market with a positive balance of around €80-90 million, meaning that some of their valuable gems will need to be sold in order to generate funds, reducing the chance that they’ll then invest heavily in Luis Alberto.
There is also a poor relationship now between Lazio and Inter; first, there was the signing of Stefan de Vrij a few years ago, and now the ‘snatching’ of Inzaghi which will have created greater rifts.
It also cannot be forgotten that when Lazio signed Luis Alberto from Liverpool in 2016, the Reds included a clause that would see them earn 30% of any future resale, reducing how much the Biancocelesti would collect from the deal by almost a third.
A lot will also depend on who replaces Inzaghi at Lazio and his requests, as he may be unwilling to sell the 28-year-old Spaniard.
It is also likely now that Serbian midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic will be linked with the Nerazzurri over the coming weeks.