Lazio Open to January Loan Move for Salernitana Striker

Lazio are hoping to find a low-cost backup forward in the January transfer window and are keeping an eye on Salernitana’s Federico Bonazzoli.

Maurizio Sarri has made it clear to president Claudio Lotito and sporting director Igli Tare that a new striker is needed next month in order to give talismanic forward Ciro Immobile some backup.

The 32-year-old’s hamstring injury in the first half of the season highlighted the club’s reliance on him and it’s clear that the Lazio’s attack is severely limited without the star striker.

As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Bonazzoli has struggled to impress Salernitana coach Davide Nicola following his €5 million move from Sampdoria in the summer, having looked better whilst on loan in Campania last season.

The Biancocelesti are interested in the idea of signing the 25-year-old Italian forward on loan in January but are not leading the race, with Monza and Hellas Verona seemingly the most keen for the time being.

Things could change in the coming weeks, with Sarri underlining the need for a new forward ahead of the second half of the season.

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