As reported by Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 25-year-old German winger is the Biancocelesti’s number one target to reinforce their forward department this summer, with the player being considered a good fit for coach Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 system.
However, as pointed out by Borussia Dortmund’s director of football Michael Zorc, the deal is far from easy and so it will still take more time. The Bundesliga outfit aren’t lowering their €25 million price tag, but are open to accepting a loan deal with a buy option attached.
Brandt’s agreement to the move is also a major factor, but everything is still on standby for the time being.
Lazio need to generate some funds first and so need to sell, with Argentine forward Joaquin Correa being close to a move to French giants Paris Saint-Germain in a deal worth €18 million plus Spanish winger Pablo Sarabia.