Lazio have released a statement in response to the various reports detailing the disagreements between Maurizio Sarri and Claudio Lotito.
The pair reportedly had a long meeting on Monday evening, where they discussed the transfer market and goals for the upcoming season in a two-and-a-half-hour talk. Things allegedly got heated during this meeting, with the coach furious at the lack of progress in the market.
Sarri has already highlighted four key roles he’d like filled this summer and so far, only one of these has seen any work, with Valentin Castellanos arriving up front. There is still a need for a winger, a midfielder or two and a left back.
Lazio released a statement on Tuesday, challenging the various reports regarding the meeting and confirming that Sarri and Lotito were on the same page regarding the transfer window. The club are expected to start moving faster in the market in the coming days.
Below is Lazio’s statement in full:
President Claudio Lotito and coach Maurizio Sarri, after their meeting last night in Formello, reaffirm ‘the full agreement in the management of the market and the unity of intent aimed at making the team even more competitive for next season’.
The rumours to the contrary that have emerged in the last few days and especially in these hours, as well as being untrue, instrumentally create significant damage to the club, which is listed on the stock exchange, and a negative effect on an environment that instead only needs harmony and serenity.
For these reasons, the authors will be prosecuted in the appropriate venues.