Lazio’s interest in FK Bodø/Glimt forward Erik Botheim is heating up following the failure of the false nine against Juventus.

As reported by Italian radio broadcaster Radiosei (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, coach Maurizio Sarri’s decision to use Pedro as a false nine against the Bianconeri on Saturday clearly did not pay off, and it is obvious that a new backup striker is needed in January.

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Sarri does not trust current backup Vedat Muriqi, who seems destined to leave the club on loan in the upcoming window. As a result, Lazio have already identified the 21-year-old Botheim as a strong option, with his strong performances at Bodø/Glimt this season drawing their attention.

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The failure of the false nine against Juventus on Saturday has now confirmed to Sarri and the club that the need for a backup striker is a top priority now, with Botheim currently topping their wish-list. 

The 21-year-old Norwegian forward’s contract expires with Bodø/Glimt in December 2022 and his current market value is around €10 million.