Football Season Guide



Bobby Adekanye (att)(free agent); Manuel Lazzari (mid)(Spal); Joseph Minala (mid)(Salernitana, end of loan); Djavan Anderson (def)(Salernitana, end of loan); Andre Anderson (def)(Salernitana, end of loan); Ricardo Kishna (att)(ADO Den Haag, end of loan); Denis Vavro (def)(FK Copenha-gen), Jony (mid)(Malaga); Cipriano (def)(Santos); Tiago Casasola (def)(Salernitana, end of loan)


Romulo (sp)(def)(Genoa, end of loan); Dusan Basta (def)(released); Martin Caceres (def)(released); Mohamed Abukar (mid)(Karpaty, on loan); Luca Germoni (def)(Juve Stabia); Giorgio Spizzichino (def)(Pro Patria); Marius Adamonis (gk)(Catanzaro, on loan); Pedro Neto (att)(Wolverhampton); Bruno Jordao (mid)(Wolverhampton); Milan Badelj (sp)(mid)(Fiorentina, on loan); Mama-dou Tounkara (att)(Viterbese); Alessandro Rossi (att)(Juve Stabia)

The past season was a strange one for Lazio as they underperformed in the league, finishing 8th, but managed to achieve European football through a triumphal Coppa Italia campaign. Coach Inzaghi was naturally confirmed at the helm of the team but there was plenty of mystery about the kind of transfer campaign President Lotito would be making. In fact, Lazio stars, Milinkovic-Savic, Luis Alberto and Correa all seemed likely to become the object of other clubs’ interest. This was certainly the case for the former but the excessive amount of money asked by Lotito must have scared off any possible purchaser. Therefore, Inzaghi has not lost any relevant players thus far. They got rid of some deadwood, like Basta and Caceres, while Badelj was sent back to Fiorentina after a forgettable season with the Eagles. Romulo was perhaps the most remarkable player to depart, as he had done well on the right flank. However, it became clear why he had been let go once they signed Lazzari. The former SPAL player should definitely become a protagonist, considering how bad Marusic and Patric were when acting there. Last season Lazio were particularly vulnerable at the back as the coach kept rotating the players next to the essential Acerbi. For that reason, Vavro arrived from Copenhagen, and he is expected to be given a starting role. Lazio's transfer campaign really depends on what will happen to Milinkovic-Savic. If he goes, they will have the funds to acquire at least one player per department. Otherwise, they will look somewhat better than last season but will lack the needed depth in the squad.


Lazio will achieve a top 7 finish but do not seem capable of contending for the top 4.