Lucas Leiva Willing to Lower Wages to Extend Lazio Stay

By Apollo Heyes -

Lucas Leiva may still renew his contract with Lazio as he’s willing to drop his salary in order to extend his stay in Rome.

The 35-year-old Brazilian defender is set to leave the club in June once his contract expires and a return to Brazil seemed to be on the horizon, but now things have taken a positive twist. The former Liverpool man has remained an important player under Maurizio Sarri this season.

As detailed by Il Messaggero (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Lucas Leiva is willing to almost half his salary in order to sign a one-year contract renewal with Lazio. He currently earns around €2.3 million net per season, so this could drop to around €1-1.2 million.

Renewing Lucas Leiva would allow the Biancocelesti to postpone their need to sign a new defensive midfielder, allowing them to focus on other areas in the squad this summer.

The former Liverpool man has made 41 appearances across all competitions so far this season, seeing 2156 minutes of action.

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