Alaves Set Sights on Redundant Lazio Midfielder Escalante

By Apollo Heyes -

La Liga side Alaves have set their sights on redundant Lazio midfielder Gonzalo Escalante.

As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the 28-year-old Argentinian midfielder is part of the Biancocelesti’s registered 25-man squad this season but has barely featured, only playing eight minutes in the season opener against Empoli.

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It seems likely that Escalante will leave Lazio in next month’s transfer window and a return to Spain could be on the cards, with Alaves interested in acquiring him.

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Everything seems to be linked to the possible arrival of coach José Luis Mendilibar, who worked with the player back at Eibar. Should the 60-year-old Spaniard take charge of Alaves then a deal could be completed swiftly.

Escalante, who is contracted to Lazio until 2024, was signed on a free transfer last year, but he never particularly impressed whilst playing under then-coach Simone Inzaghi, and clearly he hasn’t done enough to impress Maurizio Sarri this season either.

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