As reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 28-year-old Spaniard arrived in Auronzo di Cadore two days ago, taking part in his first training session yesterday.
The former Liverpool man did not immediately respond to the pre-season call-up, arriving a week later than his teammates, forcing the club to fine him and have a meeting regarding his behaviour.
Luis Alberto appeared on the training pitch with a good attitude yesterday, smiling and hugging his teammates, whilst speaking closely with the 62-year-old Italian coach, who wants to make the Spaniard a core part of his squad.
At the end of the session, Luis Alberto went to the fans to take photos and sign autographs. When he was asked if he was staying, he responded with a half-smile.
Rumours suggest that the 28-year-old and his wife purchased a new house in Rome recently, which would imply that he’s planning to stay with the Biancocelesti.
Lazio value Luis Alberto at around €50 million and so far no offers have arrived for the player. He renewed his contract until 2025 last year and with a 25% future resale clause attached for Liverpool, the Roman club have no interest in accepting any swap deals.
It’s hard to imagine Luis Alberto leaving this summer, but these regular controversies are surely starting to get tiring for Lazio’s management.