Lucas Leiva is reportedly on Inter coach Simone Inzaghi’s radar as his contract expires with Lazio next month.
The 35-year-old Brazilian centre back is leaving the Biancocelesti on a free transfer next month after five years in Rome, ending a successful cycle under both Inzaghi and Maurizio Sarri. Leiva is ready for a new adventure and there’s been talk of a move to the MLS or a return to Brazil, but now a new idea has emerged.
As reported by Il Messaggero (via La Lazio Siamo Noi) earlier today, Inzaghi is keen for Inter to sign Leiva this summer on a free transfer. He remembers the Brazilian well from their time together in Rome and he’s keen to bring him in as a backup option for Marcelo Brozovic.
The former Liverpool man made 35 Serie A appearances this season, for a total of 1695 minutes. In that time, he provided one assist and continued to be a strong defensive midfielder.
I was sad to see Leiva’s contract not renewed with Lazio this season as I still believe he can do a great job in the midfield. As such, a move to Inter in the summer would probably be a good move for both parties, but not one that will sit particularly well with the Lazio faithful.