Why Agent Fees Could See Luka Romero Leave Lazio

Lazio still haven’t managed to tie down Luka Romero to a new contract and the high agent fees could push the talented teenager to leave in the summer.

The Biancocelesti picked up the Argentinian from RCD Mallorca in July 2021, paying just €200,000 in training compensation for the promising winger.

He has been given various cameo appearances by Maurizio Sarri since his arrival, slowly breaking into the first team as one of the most talented youngsters at the club.

As detailed by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Lazio met with Luka Romero’s agent Fali Ramadani ahead of the Europa Conference League clash with CFR Cluj, trying to iron out a new contract for the 18-year-old.

No progress came, with the requested €5m in agent commissions still proving problematic. Claudio Lotito did not look to lower this fee, but instead wants to avoid paying it all in one go.

The reason why Lazio are being held up by the agent fees is because of their previous agreement with Ramadani. When Luka Romero was signed in 2021, the club handed him a two-year contract worth €400,000 net per season with the promise of a new deal after his 18th birthday.

This promise also included a significant salary raise, and the €5m in agent commissions. The Biancocelesti had hoped to tie down Luka Romero to a five-year deal and Ramadani pushed for three, with an agreement eventually being reached on a three-year contract with an option for a fourth.

Now the two parties need to find a way to agree on the agent commissions, and fast.

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