With the January transfer window rapidly approaching, changes could be on the horizon for Lazio in 2023, with Maurizio Sarri still keen to continue overhauling the squad.
The Biancocelesti started the 2022-23 season fairly well, looking strong domestically but struggling to find consistency in Europe. Whilst the team sits fourth in the Serie A table heading into the second half of the campaign, their relegation to the Europa Conference League continues their tiring international work; ahead of the restart, you can place bets on the Biancocelesti’s upcoming fixtures with Bovada sports.
Lazio are not a team who historically spends a lot in the mid-season transfer window and this January will likely be no different, but that doesn’t mean some players won’t depart in the coming months, with further changes expected in the summer. So which Lazio players could leave the club in 2023?
1 – Dimitrije Kamenovic
Possibly the least surprising option in this list. Lazio signed the young Serbian defender for €3m back in July 2021 and he still hasn’t managed to convince Maurizio Sarri of his qualities, 18 months after his arrival. Kamenovic has only made one Lazio appearance so far and this season doesn’t look close to breaking into the first team.
Kamenovic takes up a non-EU player slot in the squad, a frustration for the club, and a departure in January would likely be welcome. The only obstacle is his agent Mateja Kezman, who also represents Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, but rumours surrounding the star midfielder’s sale take the pressure off the club to keep the Serbian agent happy.
2 – Luis Maximiano
Unfortunately for the Portuguese goalkeeper, his much-anticipated debut for Lazio in August was an absolute disaster. Luis Maximiano was shown a red card just six minutes into the season opener against Bologna, making the elementary mistake of handling the ball outside the box, and he’s not made a single appearance since.
Ivan Provedel has taken over as Lazio’s new number one, leaving the Portuguese shot stopper on the sidelines. With goalkeeping being a role that requires confidence more than any other on the pitch, the Roman club may be willing to send away Luis Maximiano on loan in January in order to help him restore some faith in his abilities after a miserable debut in Rome.
3 – Sergej Milinkovic-Savic
The name no Lazio fan wanted to see on this list. Milinkovic-Savic is one of the standout stars in Sarri’s squad but his time in the Italian capital may be slowly drawing to a close. With only 18 months left on his contract in Rome, anxiety is starting to grow high in the Lazio environment.
The Biancocelesti are desperate to tie down Milinkovic-Savic to a new contract and are seemingly in constant contact with his agent Kezman, but if no deal can be agreed then a sale in the summer seems likely, being the club’s last real chance to cash in on their star. A January exit isn’t probable, but a super offer from abroad could change things.