Former Italian Defender Calisti Backs Lazio to Keep Manuel Lazzari

By Steve Zavala -

Lazio versatile talent Manuel Lazzari could be departing from the club as soon as the upcoming summer transfer window.

Lazzari has been linked with a move away from Lazio, especially as the club looks to haul in much-needed funds.

The Italian wing-back proved to be a key player for now-former Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi over the years, but he may not be a starter under new Biancocelesti manager Maurizio Sarri.

Still, former Lazio defender Ernesto Calisti is advocating for the club to keep Lazzari, which he detailed why during a recent talk with the Italian-based outlet TuttoMercatoWeb Radio (via La Lazio Siamo Noi).

I’d keep him. Everyone says he’s not suited to the four-man defense. Surely he can play there; he has to apply himself more.

I would keep such a decisive player; he can be trained for the four-man defense.

Lazzari currently has three more years remaining on his contract with the Rome-based side.

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