Lazio Open Talks With Genoa’s Sirigu in Search for Reina Replacement

By Apollo Heyes -

Lazio have opened talks with Genoa veteran Salvatore Sirigu as they look for a new backup goalkeeper.

As reported by Italian newspaper La Repubblica (via LazioNews24) earlier today, current backup Pepe Reina is set to leave the club at the end of the season when his contract expires. His deal does include a one-year renewal option in the event of European qualification, but a departure seems more likely.

Lazio could pip Juventus for experienced Italian goalkeeper

Looking to replace Reina, Lazio have opened initial talks with Sirigu over a possible free transfer in the summer, after his contract expires with Genoa.

The 35-year-old Italian shot-stopper has made 27 appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 2430 minutes. In that time, he’s conceded 47 goals and helped the side keep six clean sheets, not missing a single league game all campaign.

He would be a reliable and experienced backup option for the Roman club should Reina leave in the summer.

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