Lazio sporting director Igli Tare confirmed that Alessio Romagnoli has accepted the club’s offer but other obstacles are blocking the deal for now.
The Biancocelesti have been in talks with the 27-year-old Italian defender’s entourage for months now and a move has always looked fairly likely, with Romagnoli known to be a boyhood Lazio fan. Things have taken a while, however, and the pre-season training camp has kicked off without the centre back.
Speaking to Il Messaggero and Il Tempo (via LazioNews24), Tare commented on the Romagnoli situation and what the current status is.
Romagnoli accepted the offer but the problem is those damn commissions to be paid to agent Enzo Raiola. The will of the two parties is to find a definitive agreement.
The 27-year-old Romagnoli has reportedly been offered a five-year contract (with an option for a sixth) worth €2.8 million net per season, with €700,000 in add-ons. It’s unclear what commissions have been requested at this stage.
Romagnoli left Milan on a free transfer at the start of this month, ending a seven-year association with the club. During his time in the Lombardy capital, the Italian defender made 247 appearances across all competitions, helping the side win a Supercoppa Italiana and a Scudetto.