Official: Ex-Napoli Full-Back Hysaj Has Signed a Four-Year Contract With Lazio

Lazio have officially announced the signing of Albanian full-back Elseid Hysaj.

As seen in a post on Lazio’s Twitter page yesterday, the Biancocelesti have signed the 27-year-old Albanian full-back on a four-year deal, with the player having arrived on a free transfer following his contract expiry with Napoli.

Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri specifically requested Hysaj, believing him to be the perfect full back for his 4-3-3 system. The Albanian’s understanding of the movements and ideas will be key for his teammates, who can learn from his example and teachings. 

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Hysaj worked with Sarri at both Empoli and Napoli, being one of his most deployed players. During his six years with the Partenopei, the Albanian full-back made 223 appearances across all competitions, scoring one goal and providing 10 assists.

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The 27-year-old Hysaj is most known for his strong passing and dangerous offensive movement, whilst also remaining defensively solid. His off the ball positioning is also worth highlighting.

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