Juventus are planning to make a move for Mattia Zaccagni should Lazio fail to tie him down to a new contract.
The 28-year-old Italian winger has grown into one of Maurizio Sarri’s most trusted players following his move from Hellas Verona in the summer of 2021. His presence adds another layer to the Biancocelesti attack, taking pressure off star striker Ciro Immobile.
Zaccagni played a key role in Lazio’s unexpected second place finish in Serie A last campaign, scoring 10 goals and providing seven assists across 35 league games. This term, he’s already scored once and provided one assist.
As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Juventus director Cristiano Giuntoli is acutely aware that Zaccagni has less than two years left on his contract with Lazio, and is planning out a possible move.
The Biancocelesti have indicated that they want to tie him down to a new long-term deal with a raise, reflective of his importance to the club, but things have fallen quiet in recent weeks and no progress has seemingly been made.