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.
, 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 toAlfredo Pedulla
, for the Serbian’s signature Lazio will face competition from their arch-rivals, Roma. However, the Giallorossi need to make a sale first aftersigning Eldor Shomurodov
, who joined Roma from Genoa for a €17.5m fee.
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 waslinked 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.