Lazio have identified Sassuolo owned forward Francesco Caputo as a possible target for the January transfer window.
As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti are looking to sign a new backup striker in the January transfer window and one name that has been linked to the club for a while is Bodø/Glimt’s Erik Botheim.
Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has come up with another option, should the Botheim idea not pay off. The other idea, for now, is the 34-year-old Caputo, who is currently on loan with Sampdoria from Sassuolo.
Caputo’s loan deal cost €500,000 and there is a conditional obligation to buy clause set at €3.5 million. His time in Liguria has not massively impressed so far, scoring three goals and providing three assists in 14 Sampdoria appearances this campaign.
Lazio’s idea is to take over the loan deal from Sampdoria and they may look to transform the obligation to buy clause into only a buy option.