Marco Carnesecchi is still Lazio’s first choice option to replace Thomas Strakosha, despite his serious shoulder injury.
The 21-year-old Italian shot stopper suffered an injury whilst training with the Italian Under-21 team recently, forcing him to the sidelines. Tests revealed that surgery will be needed to recover fully and he’ll carry this out today in Bologna.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Maurizio Sarri is still keen for Lazio to sign Carnesecchi despite the surgery, which will likely keep him sidelined for around three months. Should things prove to be a little worse, however, the club would focus on other targets.
The number one alternative for the time being is Guglielmo Vicario, who has just joined Empoli in an €8 million deal from Cagliari. The Tuscan side are now looking to sell him for around €12 million, but Lazio would prefer to pay around €10 million.
Everything depends on how Carnesecchi’s surgery goes, however. If his stop is limited to 2-3 months, Lazio would look to sign the 21-year-old on a loan deal with a €10 million obligation to buy clause.