Maurizio Sarri wants Lazio to make two important signings in the upcoming January transfer window.
The Biancocelesti worked hard in the summer to please the 63-year-old Italian coach, overhauling the squad with new additions like Ivan Provedel, Alessio Romagnoli, Marcos Antonio and Matteo Cancellieri. Despite their work, a few gaps still exist in the team, something Sarri wants filled in January.
As reported by Tuttosport (via LazioNews24), Sarri has asked Lazio to pick up a new left back and a new backup striker in the winter window, two roles that weren’t filled in the summer.
Regarding the left back search, Sarri’s preferred choice is Empoli’s Fabiano Parisi, a player who’s been followed for a little while now. The Tuscan side value him at around €12 million, a figure that also takes into account the 10% that the Azzurri need to pay Avellino due to a future resale clause.
Things are a little less clear for a backup striker. One name that’s been floated is Sampdoria’s Francesco Caputo, but Sarri is unhappy with the players age and would prefer a younger option, keen to have a player who can study and grow working under Ciro Immobile.
Claudio Lotito and Igli Tare are on the hunt, desperate to please Sarri again as the team fight for a top four finish this season.