Caputo & Mertens Top Lazio’s Wish List of Possible Backup Forwards

By Apollo Heyes -

Francesco Caputo and Dries Mertens top Lazio’s list of possible backup strikers ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Biancocelesti are currently focused on finishing out this season in the best possible way, with only seven games still remaining. Maurizio Sarri met with the club’s management earlier this week to discuss the summer transfer market strategy and both parties left feeling positive.

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As reported by La Repubblica (via LazioNews24), one of Lazio’s most needed reinforcements in a new backup striker to replace Vedat Muriqi, who failed to convince Sarri in the first half of this season. The top two ideas for now are Caputo and Mertens.

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The former is currently on loan at Sampdoria with an obligation to buy deal attached and the second is an exciting option, being a player that Sarri knows well from their time together at Napoli.

Rumours suggest Sarri spoke to Mertens on the phone recently to discuss the idea and he was reportedly interested in the move.

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