Lotito: ‘No Need for Lazio to Make January Signings’

Lazio president Claudio Lotito has explained why he decided against making any signings in this January transfer window.

The Biancocelesti picked up eight players in the summer as they looked to start a new cycle under Maurizio Sarri, but left a few gaps in the squad. It quickly became apparent that Lazio needed a new left back and backup striker, something the coach hoped would arrive in the winter transfer window.

With only a few days left before the closure, Lazio have failed to pick up any reinforcements and only completed the loan exits of Raul Moro, Gonzalo Escalante and Dimitrije Kamenovic.

Speaking to Il Messaggero (via LazioNews24), Lotito explained why Lazio did not make any signings this month.

The balance of this united and compact dressing room must be preserved. After a series of careful evaluations, we have decided that there is no need to intervene in this January transfer window.

And it is not an economic matter, there is no problem, but we have a strong and competitive squad in every area of the pitch.

As I told you, Luis Alberto is proving to be a champion, the team is playing very well up front even with Felipe Anderson. And Immobile is already back.

Tension is reportedly growing between Sarri and the Lazio management, with the coach believing that it would take a miracle for the team to achieve a top four finish this campaign. Sporting director Igli Tare publicly disagreed and Lotito’s statement to try and calm the waters did little to help.

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