Ahmedhodzic Unlikely to Sign For Lazio Following Malmo’s Champions League Qualification

By Apollo Heyes -

Malmo centre-back Anel Ahmedhodzic is unlikely to sign for Lazio following the Swedish club’s qualification to the Champions League.

The 22-year-old Bosnian defender was recently linked to the Biancocelesti, as well as Napoli and Atalanta, by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) recently, but now a move to Rome seems incredibly unlikely for the centre back.

Malmo beat Bulgarian side Ludogorets 3-2 on aggregate on the final Champions League playoff round last night, securing their spot in Europe’s top club competition. 

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Considering that Lazio will be playing in the Europa League next season, it’s hard to imagine the 22-year-old Ahmedhodzic giving up on a chance to play in the Champions League, something that he could also find in Bergamo with Atalanta.

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Contracted to Malmo until 2023, Ahmedhodzic started all but one of their Champions League qualifiers this summer, showing his value to the Swedish side. The 22-year-old expressed his excitement for the competition on Twitter after the game.

Lazio will now have to look elsewhere for a new central defender, who will be replacing the spot vacant by Denis Vavro in the squad.

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