Perfect fit for 3-5-2 and clear upgrade over Marusic. Lazzari can run past opponents and put in a decent cross. He has a great feeling for floating the ball to a striker in between two defenders, but also has the vision to square it for advancing midfielders. That’s why he has so many assists. Marusic is basically useless when it comes to crossing and vision for the square pass.
I would’ve sold Marusic and picked up Romulo’s cheap option. As 2nd choice behind Lazzari I’m okay with Marusic though.
As for Murgia, he is a sacrifice I’m willing to pay for the upgrade we get with Lazzari on the right flank. Murgia was behind Cataldi in our pecking order and wouldn’t have contributed much, if anything at all. There could be a buy-back option in case Murgia breaks out. I think Murgia is a decent player but quite honestly I don’t see any special traits. Cataldi is stronger physically, has a more powerful shot and is the more advanced passer.
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