Lazio are open to the idea of keeping goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha and will talk to him during the pre-season training camp.

As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 26-year-old Albanian shot stopper’s departure from the Roman club seemed to be a foregone conclusion, but the arrival of new coach Maurizio Sarri has changed things.


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The 62-year-old Italian coach has not yet decided which goalkeeper will be his number one, even if he does know veteran Pepe Reina from their time together at Napoli.


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The Biancocelesti are looking to meet with Strakosha just before or during the pre-season training retreat in Auronzo di Cadore, which is due to start on 11th July. The player currently earns around €1.4 million net per season and would want that increased to at least €2 million in a new deal.

Strakosha would also want guarantees in terms of his playing time. The 26-year-old Albanian suffered this season due to falling down the pecking order in favour of Reina and only made nine Serie A appearances. He wants to play consistently again, so that will be mentioned in the meeting too.