Lazio offered veteran defender Stefan Radu a one-year contract renewal in yesterday’s meeting.
As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, the 34-year-old Romanian defender met with sporting director Igli Tare yesterday to discuss a new contract, with his current deal expiring at the end of this month.
Simone Inzaghi’s Inter are keen to secure him on a free transfer, but Radu wants to stay in the Italian capital with his beloved Lazio and so has been waiting for the club’s offer.
The Biancocelesti offered him a one-year deal in yesterday’s meeting, a little disappointing for the Romanian, who wanted a two-year contract.
Despite his disappointment, it’s likely that Radu will continue his storied history with the Roman club. The 34-year-old set the club’s all-time appearance record this season, which currently sits at 412, and it is set to be increased further next season as well under new coach Maurizio Sarri.
EDIT (12:16 CEST):
Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio reports that Radu has signed a two-year deal with Lazio, expiring in 2023.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) June 18, 2021