Lazio did not sign a suitable replacement for Ciro Immobile in the summer, and they could try to correct that in January. However, they will not be able to make up for his recent injury through the transfer market. They are eyeing players in particular, Lucas Pouille and Rafa Mir, Corriere dello Sport informs.
The latter wouldn’t be too expensive as his contract expires in 2024. He’d like to leave because Elche is at the bottom of the table. He spent some time in Turin without breaking into the past. The Argentine bounced back leagueHe scored 16 goals in 68 matches. He’s off to a good start this season, scoring eight times already. He has been linked with Atletico Madrid and Barcelona in previous windows. The striker has a release clause of 25 million euros but he can leave half that amount.
On top of Boyé, Lazio is also tracking Sevilla player Rafa Mir as a possible backup. He is more physical and has found the target once in 6 matches so far and 14 times since joining last summer. He is part of primary Jorge Mendes and has previously starred with Wolverhampton, Las Palmas, Huesca and Nottingham Forest, mostly on loan. He has a valuation of 16 million euros.
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The role has been a problem for years and has not been fixed despite multiple attempts. They should acquire a young man who could eventually take over, because the scorer was no younger. Matteo Cancelleri has an uptrend but he’s not number 9. The urgency of the current season hinges on whether they advance in the Europa League. They may not do anything in January if they are eliminated.