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 Nerazzurri coach has already brought former Lazio duo Felipe Caicedo and Joaquin Correa to the Lombardy capital and now Leiva could join them as well.
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.
Isn’t he to young for Inter?