Nesta: ‘Romagnoli Made a Heartfelt Choice Joining Lazio’

Alessandro Nesta suggested that Lazio and Roma will have similar seasons and praised Alessio Romagnoli for deciding to make the move to the Italian capital this summer.

The 27-year-old Italian centre back ended a seven-year spell with Milan in the summer, leaving on a free transfer at the end of June. Less than two weeks later, Romagnoli put pen to paper on a five-year contract with Lazio, finally joining the club that he’s supported since he was a boy.

Speaking to Corriere della Sera (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Nesta first commented on the similarities between Lazio and Roma in this Serie A season.

Lazio have quality, Roma live on enthusiasm. They’ll have a similar season.

The former Biancocelesti defender then touched on Romagnoli’s decision to join the Roman club on a free transfer in the summer.

At Milan he played several years at a high level anyway. Then newcomers arrived in defence and he played less there. 

He made a heartfelt choice, he returned home, to an important club, with a coach who makes his teams play well. For me he did well.

The 27-year-old Romagnoli has shined under Maurizio Sarri this season, quickly becoming a leader in the Lazio backline and forming a strong partnership with Patric. He has appeared in all but one of the team’s games and impressed throughout.

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