Over the last 24 hours, Paris Saint-Germain reportedly joined Tottenham and Arsenal in the race for Lazio forward Joaquin Correa. Now there’s said to be an offer on the table for the 26-year-old forward.
While the Italian media outlet states that Lazio owner and president Claudio Lotito wants solely cash when making these types of sales for the club’s top players, Rafinha is a player that Lazio sporting director Igli Tare appreciates; in the past, the midfielder has been on his radar.
A few years ago, the Biancocelesti had an agreement found with FC Barcelona, but Luis Enrique, who was the manager, took him off the market at the last minute.
The report states that Lazio will review this offer, but should they take a player in return, they might want Julian Draxler instead, who has recently renewed his contract with the French side. The Rome-based club has also held talks in the past regarding the Germany international.
It will be interesting to see if Lotito’s cash demands are met or if Tare’s past interest in Rafinha or Draxler causes Lazio to work out a different type of deal with PSG for the sale of Correa.
Note that the main issue that Lazio would face in signing any one of these two players would be their salary demands.