Ranking the New Lazio Summer Signings

Lazio have signed five new players this summer, some of which are more exciting additions to Maurizio Sarri’s squad than others.

The Biancocelesti sold star midfielder Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Al-Hilal for €42 million last month and have started to reinvest that money into the squad, giving Sarri some much-needed reinforcements ahead of their Champions League campaign.

The project is continuing to develop under Sarri but one concern that often plagues Lazio fans is their work in the transfer window, which rarely ticks all the boxes.

Five players have arrived since the start of last month – Valentin Castellanos, Daichi Kamada, Gustav Isaksen, Nicolo Rovella and Luca Pellegrini – so how well have the club done in the market? If you are feeling confident in what they have done, visit bet365 獎金代碼 to place your bet on where the club will finish come the end of the campaign.

5 – Luca Pellegrini

Lazio brought back Pellegrini after his brief six-month loan spell last season, agreeing a two-year loan deal with a €4 million obligation to buy clause with Juventus, adding some more depth to Sarri’s backline.

The 24-year-old did not stand out during his half-season in the Italian capital, hardly making an impact as he received limited chances, making just one Serie A start. As such, it’s hard to be excited about the Italian left-back’s arrival, although clearly Sarri sees something in him.

4 – Gustav Isaksen

Lazio were linked with various wingers before finally completing a €15 million total deal with FC Midtjylland for Isaksen, who signed a five-year contract in Rome.

A tactically flexible forward, the 22-year-old did score 22 goals and provide nine assists across 45 total games last season, but there are no guarantees that he’ll be able to replicate this productivity in a far more difficult league.

One positive sign is his work in the Europa League last campaign, where Isaksen netted three goals and provided two assists, showing that he has the potential to rise to the occasion.

3 – Nicolo Rovella

A rising star in Italian football, Lazio’s acquisition of Rovella this summer is where things start to get truly interesting. He arrived from Juventus on a loan deal with a €17 million conditional obligation to buy clause attached.

The 21-year-old midfielder has continued to show his talent since his initial emergence at Genoa and his work at Monza last season proved that he’s capable of featuring regularly in Serie A, adding a fresh element to Sarri’s squad.

2 – Valentin Castellanos

The fact that Lazio finally signed a new striker is exciting enough, no? The club paid New York City FC around €20 million total for Castellanos, who attracted attention last season when he netted four goals for Girona in a 4-2 win over Real Madrid.

The Argentine striker has been exciting in MLS for years now and proved himself in Europe last season, netting 14 in 37 games in Spain, so Lazio could be the perfect environment for him to continue his emergence on the European stage.

1 – Daichi Kamada

The sale of Milinkovic-Savic left Lazio needing an adequate replacement in the midfield, and their deal with free agent Kamada seems a perfect move. The Japanese midfielder was only a step away from joining Milan before he ultimately completed his transfer to the Italian capital.

The 27-year-old has heaps of experience following his four-year spell with Eintracht Frankfurt and looks to be a perfect fit for Sarri’s system in Rome, making him an incredibly smart signing by Lazio.

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