Lazio have sent Atalanta a new offer for Marco Carnesecchi as they look to close out a deal for the talented goalkeeper.
The Biancocelesti have been fans of the 21-year-old Italian shot-stopper for a while now, appreciating his work on loan with Cremonese, and earlier this week they submitted their first concrete offer – €10 million. It was far from Atalanta’s valuation, but it was only the starting point in the negotiations.
As reported by Gianluca Di Marzio and Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24), Lazio submitted an improved offer to Atalanta for Carnesecchi last night, proposing a deal worth €12 million plus €3 million in add-ons.
La Dea are still asking for €18 million, but the general feeling is that a deal can be closed at around €16 million total.
For his part, Carnesecchi is only interested in joining Lazio after promising his services back in January. He’s keen to be part of the squad for the pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore, where he’ll continue his recovery with the Biancocelesti medical staff following his recent shoulder operation.
The 21-year-old Italian shot-stopper seems to be the perfect fit for Maurizio Sarri’s system in Rome, being brought in to be the long-term number one. He is comfortable with the ball at his feet and confident enough to venture outside his box in a sweeper role when needed. The Atalanta talent is also able to pull off quick-reaction saves often, especially at close range.