Lazio veteran Stefan Radu will only join Inter if the Biancocelesti don’t offer him a new contract.

As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, new Nerazzurri coach Simone Inzaghi is keen to sign the 34-year-old Romanian defender as a backup to young center-back Alessandro Bastoni, filling the void left behind by the departure of Aleksandar Kolarov.


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Radu appreciates the interest but he wants to stay at Lazio. The player is very attached to the club and has asked for a two-year deal from the club, but due to his age, president Claudio Lotito is only considering a one-year contract for now.

There’s clearly still some distance between the two parties and Inter are pressing, but Radu wants to stay with Lazio.


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The 34-year-old Radu, who joined the Biancocelesti in 2008, made 31 Serie A appearances this campaign, for a total of 2466 minutes. In that time, he provided three assists and helped the side keep 11 clean sheets.

This season he also broke Lazio’s all-time appearance record, surpassing Giuseppe Favalli’s 401 appearances.