Luiz Felipe is reportedly set to leave Lazio at the end of this season, ready to join up with Simone Inzaghi at Inter.
As revealed by Italian media outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi earlier today, the 24-year-old Brazilian defender has decided not to renew his contract with the Biancocelesti after they failed to offer him the salary that he requested.
Luiz Felipe asked for €2.5 million net per season plus add-ons, but Lazio‘s best offer was around €2 million net including add-ons. This was sent to the player around 20 days ago, and they have quietly been waiting for him to accept ever since.
Instead, the 24-year-old has decided not to put pen to paper; many clubs were hovering around him, keen on picking him up on a free transfer, and it seems as if Inter have taken pole position in the race to secure his signature.
Nerazzurri CEO Beppe Marotta has reportedly convinced Luiz Felipe to sign a five-year deal worth €2.7 million net per season including add-ons, and it’s likely that Inzaghi‘s position as head coach was also an important factor in his decision.
Nothing has been officially confirmed yet, but it seems as if Luiz Felipe may be on his way to the Lombardy capital in the summer.