Lazio Drawing up New Offer for Santos Talent Marcos Leonardo

Lazio’s first offer for Marcos Leonardo was rejected by Santos but the club are planning to return with improved terms, reports suggest.

The 20-year-old Brazilian caught the eye of president Claudio Lotito, who decided to personally work on a deal for the talented striker. The Santos forward scored five goals in five games at the Under-20 World Cup.

Lazio clearly need to sign a new striker this summer, having failed to replace Vedat Muriqi and Felipe Caicedo following their relatively recent departures.

As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Lazio offered Santos around €12 million for Marcos Leonardo, but this was turned down, with the club hoping to earn at least €15-20 million for the 20-year-old.

The Biancocelesti want to return with a new offer and are hoping to bridge the gap by including a future resale clause.

Talks are ongoing and Lazio are hoping to finalise a deal before the start of their pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore next month.

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