Category Archives: The Scout

12 Players of Christmas: Riza Durmisi

Riza Durmisi: An unlucky but optimistic start to life at Lazio

Riza Durmisi signed for Lazio from La Liga outfit Real Betis in the summer, becoming the Biancocelesti’s first signing in what was a reasonably active and successful transfer window. Since joining, the Danish-Albanian is yet to start in Serie A for Lazio but has started

Valon Berisha, Designed by Sam Wilson

Valon Berisha: the tireless vigorous Kosovan

After potentially joining Sampdoria this summer, Valon Berisha took a U-turn, changing direction to head to Rome. He signed with Lazio for a reported fee of £6.75m from RB Salzburg with many believing Biancoceleste sporting director Igli Tare having a big part to play in the

Silvio Proto

Silvio Proto: Lazio’s experienced second goalkeeper

A Belgian born goalkeeper with Italian ancestry, Silvio Proto has one of the most intriguing hobbies seen in a professional footballer, being that of a part-time ventriloquist – a person who can speak or utter sounds so that they seem to come from somewhere else,

Hans Hateboer

The Scout: Atalanta’s Hans Hateboer

For the last couple of years, Atalanta has been one of the most beautiful teams to watch in Serie A. Whilst players like Papu Gomez and Josip Ilicic have been claiming the headlines quite a few of Atalanta’s players have gone under the radar. One

Pontus Wernbloom: the dominant Swedish centrocampista

Free-agent Pontus Wernbloom looks to be edging closer to a new club, following his departure from CSKA Moscow and Lazio were said to be in the mix. As reported by The Laziali at the end of July, the Swede was of interest to Igli Tare as a

Franco Vazquez: Il Mudo

Reports have circulated recently regarding a possible move to Lazio for Sevilla attacking midfielder Franco Vazquez. Nicknamed “Il Mudo” (The Mute) due to his quietness, this has been established on the basis that following the sale of Felipe Anderson to West Ham and Milan still needing

Rony Lopes

Rony Lopes: from reject to revelation

Reports say that recently, Lazio have been in talks with Monaco over the possible signing of attacking wide-man Rony Lopes. With the departure of Felipe Anderson to West Ham, this rumour becomes all the more prominent as Lazio look to find a replacement for their

Papu Gomez: the Ital-Argentine magician

Alejandro Darío Gómez, known to many as Papu or Papu Gómez, is an attacker for Serie A TIM Bergamese side Atalanta. Today, @S_K_MOORE and @AtalantaNow will provide an analysis on the player who is said to be Simone Inzaghi’s main priority to fill the ‘Felipe Anderson gap’ in

Fabio Borini

Fabio Borini: a career reignited

  Of the transfer targets rumored for Lazio, few of them are as controversial as Fabio Borini. In that, I mean there are few targets that have such a well-defined line of either hating or loving the idea. Borini spent some time in the lime-light when

Konstantinos Laifis

Konstantinos Laifis: the shining star of Cyprus

To say that the Cyprus National Team is lack-luster would be putting it mild terms. The small country is not known for its strong footballing presence, but as of late has seen a slight up-turn in the quality of players. Included in this group, is Konstantinos Laifis.