Lazio coach Maurizio Sarri is prepared to deploy Felipe Anderson as a false nine should a new forward fail to arrive.
As reported by Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24) earlier today, the Biancocelesti coach wants to get the real Brazilian winger back; the player started the season in sparkling fashion but has since fallen off and started to become invisible in Rome.
The Brazilian winger wants to return to his best again and he could be used in a Dries Mertens-esque fashion by the 63-year-old Italian coach.
Felipe Anderson has made 30 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2198 minutes. In that time, he has scored four goals and provided six assists.