Eintracht Frankfurt intentionally gave Lazio the wrong email address to send their offer for Filip Kostic.
As reported by Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio earlier today, on Friday last week the German club were demanding €10 million plus €3 million in add-ons for the 28-year-old Serbian winger, a little higher than Lazio’s offer of €10 million plus €2 million in add-ons, which they officially submitted via email.
However, Eintracht Frankfurt had intentionally given Lazio an incorrect email address so they could tell the player that the Roman club’s interest wasn’t serious. This lie was discovered by Kostic’s agent Fali Ramadani, who sent the player a screenshot showing the offer.
Kostic went berserk and refused to attend the Bundesliga match against Arminia Bielefeld, which ended 1-1. This poor result infuriated Eintracht Frankfurt, who decided not to let the player leave regardless of Lazio’s new offer, which was sent to the correct email address.
The 28-year-old Kostic’s contract expires with the German club in 2023 and so Lazio may look to sign the player in next summer’s transfer window.