Lazio’s Lotito: “The Deal Will Be Done When Someone Makes Us a Clear Offer”

Lazio president Claudio Lotito confirmed that he was waiting for a reasonable offer for Joaquin Correa.

Speaking in an interview on the Rai 2 show ‘Novantesimo Minuto’ (via LazioNews24) last night, the Biancocelesti president first touched on the now-famous photo of him and Simone Inzaghi having a heated discussion in a car park.

I was saying goodbye to him, I don’t remember where I was. These are moments that are part of the past, history magistra vitae. 

Maybe I didn’t say goodbye well, but now let’s think about the future and not the past.

The Italian businessman then commented on the growth of football streaming services.

As you know, I only followed the initial part of that context, then I no longer had the chance to vote and decide. All innovations bring problems, the important thing is that they can be overcome. 

Football is now bringing innovations, the infrastructure is obsolete and football is proving it. As with any new process you have to make sure that people don’t regret it. 

It’s like new teams, they can’t start at a thousand, then they settle down. The important thing is that these infrastructures become stronger.

Lotito touched on the future of Argentinian forward Joaquin Correa, who is heavily linked with a move to Inter.

I don’t discuss the market on TV. At the beginning of my presidency I said ‘pay coin, see camel’. Also because we pay players.

The deal will be done when someone makes us a clear offer. If we consider it reasonable, we’ll go ahead, otherwise we won’t follow it up.

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He did not have much to say about Simone Inzaghi’s Inter.

I haven’t seen them. I’ve been told that the opposition didn’t get off to a very competitive start.

But I didn’t see, so I can’t make any judgements.

Finally, Lotito spoke about the signing of Spanish winger Pedro from intercity rivals Roma.

I think some common sense is needed. A form of discrimination, even by clubs, must be fought. Pedro wasn’t used, for us he was suitable for the team.

He has already made his debut, we made a purchase that I think is right. I won’t hide the fact that I’ve received phone calls from self-styled fans, threats.

But for me they’re the order of the day. Sarri thought he was useful and I put him in a position to acquire him.

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Lazio are still planning to make some more moves on the transfer window before the end of the month, with the club’s top target currently being Eintracht Frankfurt winger Filip Kostic.

Due to his non-EU status, Serbian defender Dimitrije Kamenovic has not been registered as the Roman side are keeping the spot free for Kostic. 

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