Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri is planning to use winger Pedro as a false nine following striker Ciro Immobile’s calf injury.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 31-year-old Italian striker has fluid buildup in his left calf and so will be out for around 20 to 30 days, forcing Sarri to tinker with his attack a little ahead of the upcoming matches against Juventus and Lokomotiv Moscow.

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Sarri is already thinking of possible solutions and the most likely one seems to be deploying Spanish winger Pedro as a false nine, in a similar way to how he used Dries Mertens at Napoli and Paulo Dybala at Juventus.

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Kosovan forward Vedat Muriqi has failed to convince Sarri and the return of Mattia Zaccagni allows the Italian coach to shift Pedro over to the centre.

The 34-year-old Pedro, who is contracted to Lazio until 2023, has scored four goals and provided two assists in 12 Serie A appearances so far this campaign.