Lazio have rewarded midfielder Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro with a contract extension until 2025.
As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 28-year-old Ivorian midfielder managed to convince coach Maurizio Sarri at the second pre-season training retreat in Marienfeld and the club have decided to reward his progress.
It seemed unclear whether or not Sarri would keep Akpa Akpro for his squad, but now his position in the team is clear and so the Biancocelesti have sorted out a new deal for the former Salernitana man.
Lazio have given Akpa Akpro a four-year contract extension which expires in 2025, with a significant salary increase. His previous deal expired in 2024 and was worth around €1 million net per season.
The 28-year-old Akpa Akpro made 32 Serie A appearances last season under previous coach Simone Inzaghi, for a total of 1032 minutes. In that time, he provided one assist and helped the side keep 12 clean sheets, playing a defensive role in the midfield three.