Lazio are planning ahead for the summer transfer window and have started following SC Freiburg forward Roland Sallai.
The Biancocelesti sold Kosovan striker Vedat Muriqi in the summer and still haven’t picked up a new backup forward for Ciro Immobile, forcing Maurizio Sarri to adapt a winger like Felipe Anderson or Pedro when the 32-year-old Italian needs rest.
It’s clear that a new striker needs to arrive in the coming months and Lazio have started considering their options.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has identified Freiburg’s Sallai as an interesting option ahead of the summer, believing the 25-year-old would be a good fit for Sarri’s 4-3-3 system.
The Hungarian forward is a tactically flexible forward, able to play on either wing or as the central striker. This season, he’s scored one goal and provided one assist across 11 appearances, missing seven Bundesliga games due to a fractured eye socket.
With a contract expiring in 2025, Sallai is valued at around €20 million and he could be an exciting idea for the summer transfer window. The club have an excellent relationship with his agent Alessandro Lucci, who also represents Matias Vecino and Joaquin Correa.