Lazio Edging Closer to Deal for Santos’ Marcos Leonardo

Lazio are reportedly closing in on a deal for Santos striker Marcos Leonardo after a fresh round of talks.

The 20-year-old Brazilian striker is the Biancocelesti’s primary target to strengthen their frontline this summer, with the club needing to pick up a new backup striker.

Marcos Leonardo attracted the attention of Lazio and other European clubs after impressing at the Under-20 World Cup, where he netted five goals in five appearances for Brazil.

As detailed by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Lazio have offered Santos around €12 million plus a future resale clause set at 15-20% for Marcos Leonardo, slightly below their price tag.

The Brazilian side wanted €15 million plus a future resale clause of around 30%, but their delicate financial position means that they’re likely to accept the Biancocelesti’s offer.

Lazio have already reached a verbal agreement with Marcos Leonardo’s agent Rafaela Pimenta, so a move could be completed in the coming days.

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