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Lazio and Roma to race for Filip Kostic

Fri 30 July 2021 | 15:06

Still in search of a new winger for their newly appointed coach, Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 system, Lazio resumed talks with the Bundesliga side for the 28-year-old Serbian winger.

According to 

TuttoMercatoweb.com

, the Biancocelesti have been following Kostic for some time now and they are feeling confident after the recent talks, believing it to be possible to reach a deal on the basis of a loan with a buy option attached.

According to 

Alfredo Pedulla

, for the Serbian’s signature Lazio will face competition from their arch-rivals, Roma. However, the Giallorossi need to make a sale first after 

signing Eldor Shomurodov

, who joined Roma from Genoa for a €17.5m fee.

 

Kostic’s

contract will keep him at Eintracht until 2023 and he has met the target four times and contributed 17 assists during 30 Bundesliga games for Frankfurt, who did not get UEFA Champions League qualification.

The Serbian previously was 

linked with a move to Inter

. However, the talks fell through as the Nerazzurri failed to reach an agreement with Eintracht over a deal for Kostic.

Lazio’s offer would be a loan deal with an option to buy should the Italian side get Champions League qualification. However, no formal bid has been made.

If Lazio fail to seal Kostic’s transfer, they will reportedly hunt for Borussia Dortmund’s Julian Brandt and VfL Wolfsburg’s Josip Brekalo.


source: Tuttosport

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