Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has more misses than hits regarding his defensive signings.

As highlighted by Twitter user Monty Brogan yesterday, only a few of the Albanian sporting director’s signings have been successful in defence, with the highlights being Francesco Acerbi, Luiz Felipe, and Stefan de Vrij.

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Below is the full list (18) of Tare’s defensive signings for Lazio, alongside the number of first team appearances made and their cost:

  • Giuseppe Biava – (12,122 minutes -147 appearances) – €500,000
  • Andre Dias – (10,882 min – 131 apps) – €2.5 million
  • Marius Stankevicius – (1094 min – 16 apps) – €800,000
  • Lorik Cana – (7799 min – 111 apps) – €800,000
  • Michael Ciani – (5266 min – 72 apps) – €1.5 million
  • Diego Novaretti – (1500 min – 24 apps) – free transfer
  • Stefan De Vrij – (10,076 min – 118 apps) – €7 million
  • Santiago Gentiletti – (2750 min – 33 apps) – €750,000
  • Franjo Prce – (1 min – 1 app) – €100,000
  • Mauricio – (4147 min – 56 apps) – €2.65 million
  • Wesley Hoedt – (6580 min – 87 apps) – free transfer (loan fee was €1 million)
  • Milan Bisevac – (1268 min – 15 apps) – free transfer
  • Bastos – (6183 min – 94 apps) – €5 million
  • Wallace – (4932 min – 67 apps) – €8 million
  • Martin Caceres – (1364 min – 18 apps) – €600,000
  • Luiz Felipe – (8677 min – 117 apps) – €750,000
  • Francesco Acerbi – (13,447 min – 151 apps) – €12 million
  • Denis Vavro – (886 min – 19 apps) – €10.5 million

Tare has made a variety of good signings for Lazio in the past, including stars Ciro Immobile, Luis Alberto, and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic. Some say, though, that his eye for defenders is less skilled than in it is for other positions.