Vecino Close to Joining Lazio on a Free Transfer

Matias Vecino has reportedly agreed personal terms with Lazio ahead of a free transfer from Inter.

The 30-year-old Uruguayan midfielder is leaving the Nerazzurri after a tough five years, having struggled for consistent minutes across the majority of his time in the Lombardy capital. Vecino is now ready for a new adventure and a move to Lazio seems to be on the cards.

As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Vecino has reached an agreement with Lazio on the basis of a four-year contract worth around €2 million net per season plus add-ons. Pen has not been put to paper yet but it’s only a matter of time now as his contract expires with Inter next month.

The Uruguayan midfielder made 127 appearances for the Nerazzurri across his five years with the club, for a total of 7809 minutes. In that time, he scored 13 goals and provided seven assists, often failing to show his best as he wrestled with inconsistency.

Apollo’s thoughts:

I find it hard to be too excited about the prospect of adding Vecino to the squad, to be honest, but clearly Maurizio Sarri is desperate to bring him to Rome, having specifically requested him as far back as January. The pair spent a single season together in the 2014-15 campaign at Empoli, which gives me hope that Sarri wants him for something specific.

Seeing Vecino as a regular starter isn’t the most captivating idea but as an option off the bench I think he could fit in nicely, so it seems for now that only time will tell if this was a good deal or not.

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