As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 26-year-old Argentinian forward is returning from an extended vacation, taking extra time off due to his international commitments in the Copa America.
Correa is the top player on Lazio’s transfer list but so far nothing concrete has arrived, with Paris Saint-Germain’s desire to sign the player cooling and the interest from the Premier League failing to materialise in offers.
In May the former Sevilla forward confirmed his desire to leave the club this summer and so the Biancocelesti set a €35-40 million price tag on the player, but things could change now that a move away may fail to come about.
Coach Maurizio Sarri would be happy to have the 26-year-old Correa in his squad, believing him to be a strong fit for his 4-3-3 system. The 62-year-old Italian coach will talk to the Argentinian forward, but there’s still no guarantee he’ll join the squad at the pre-season camp in Marienfeld.
The only certainty currently is that Correa’s sale would unblock Lazio’s incoming transfer moves, as it would finally solve the now infamous liquidity ratio issue.
The next few days are likely to be decisive regarding Correa’s future.