Lazio sporting director Igli Tare has opened the possibility of the Serie A club landing the outing Manchester City captain David Silva this summer
Silva’s ten-year spell at the Etihad is drawing to a close, and the 34-year-old midfielder will become a free agent once Manchester City’s Champions League campaign is over.
The Spanish wizard has rightfully earned the status of a club legend after helping the Sky Blues after helping the team win 14 major trophies, including four Premier League crowns.
But, after ten years of services, the World Cup winner will say goodbye to Pep Guardiola’s side this summer and move on to new challenges.
Several MLS franchises and La Liga clubs have already taken an interest in Silva, but Lazio have recently emerged as leading suitors for the coveted playmaker.
The ‘Biancocelesti’ will return to the Champions League after a 13-year absence, which will undoubtedly change the landscape of their transfer policy in the coming months.
Lazio are in talks to sign David Silva.— Transferchanger (@TransferChanger) July 28, 2020
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When asked to provide an update on Lazio’s alleged interest in Silva, Tare said: “I don’t know where these stories come from,” report Goal.
“He’s a great player, of course, and I have heard from some mutual friends that he would like a different experience after ten years in England, but there’s a big difference between saying something and making it happen.”
Tare has admitted, though, that Lazio will construct their summer plans around the team’s headline performer Ciro Immobile.
“We will build Lazio around Immobile because he has a long contract and is an important figure in this club. He’s had an exceptional season, but the team played for and with him too.
“Lazio are in the Champions League after 13 years. Now we are studying initiatives to bring the club even higher with Immobile a key figure.”