Lazio president Claudio Lotito has explained the costs of Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro following the release of the June 2021 financial statements.

As reported by Italian newspaper Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the financial statements detail the costs of the 28-year-old Ivorian midfielder, who signed for the Roman club from Salernitana in September of last year. 

His costs on the balance sheets are just over €12 million for a five-year contract, but Lotito has explained how this is misleading.

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Below are Lotito’s comments on the costs of Akpa Akpro to Lazio:

Nothing has been paid yet, these are add-ons linked to the achievement of certain objectives, which will eventually accrue in 5 years.

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The 28-year-old Akpa Akpro is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2024 and has found a spot in coach Maurizio Sarri’s squad, being one of the few defensive midfielders who can provide a little more balance in the midfield three.

He started in the season opener against Empoli and the Europa League opener against Galatasaray but has only played two minutes against Cagliari otherwise.