Lazio are hoping to sell Luis Maximiano in the summer, forcing them to find a new backup goalkeeper for Maurizio Sarri’s squad.
The 24-year-old Portuguese shot stopper’s career never got off the ground in Rome. His debut against Bologna on 14th August was a disaster, with the goalkeeper being shown a red card after just six minutes for handling the ball outside the penalty area.
Since then, Ivan Provedel has taken over as the number one for Lazio, leaving Luis Maximiano on the sidelines. He made a handful of appearances in the Conference League and Coppa Italia, but failed to show anything of note, disappointing Sarri.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Lazio are planning to cut their losses and sell Luis Maximiano in the summer transfer window, hoping to recoup the majority of the €10 million invested in him.
As such, they’ve started to look around for a new backup goalkeeper. Currently, the two frontrunners for this are Bari’s Elia Caprile and Sampdoria’s Emil Audero.
The former seems to be heading to Napoli, making him a difficult option, whilst the latter has not played since March due to a shoulder injury that required an operation.