As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, talks between the Biancocelesti and Bordeaux have been going on for some time now and the two parties are getting closer to reaching a total agreement for the transfer of Basic.
Napoli were interested in signing the 24-year-old Croatian midfielder but have decided to pull out of the race in order to focus on other targets, allowing the Roman club to secure the player’s signature.
Basic has given his word to Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri and is now sure of a move to the Italian capital, meaning a deal is likely not far away now.
The 24-year-old Basic, who is contracted to Bordeaux until 2022, made 34 Ligue 1 appearances last season, for a total of 2611 minutes. In that time, he scored four goals and provided one assist.