Spanish attacking midfielder Luis Alberto could leave Lazio in January with AC Milan a potential destination according to reports.
Luis Alberto is among the players most likely to change club in the upcoming January transfer window. His relationship with coach Maurizio Sarri and the Lazio management is not the best and a transfer could be the best option for all parties.
The 29-year-old Spanish attacking midfielder tried last summer unsuccessfully to leave Lazio. His objective was either a move to AC Milan or to join his former coach Simone Inzaghi at Inter. The Nerazzurri decided not to spend money and signed Hakan Calhanoglu on a free transfer instead. The Rossoneri inquired with Lazio but the asking price was too high.
Nevertheless, the situation could change soon. Corriere dello Sport reports that the transfer of Luis Alberto to AC Milan may have only been postponed. While in the summer Lazio were asking for 50 million euros, under the current circumstance president Claudio Lotitto could accept a fee of around €30 million.
Although the former Liverpool remains a regular starter he is not suited to Maurizio Sarri’s 4-3-3 formation. Luis Alberto has been forced to play as a central midfielder rather than on his natural trequartista role.
According to La Repubblica, AC Milan are keep tabs his situation. The Rossoneri could match Lazio’s 30 million euros asking price if they can have the midfielder on an initial loan. A formula similar to the one that brought Joaquin Correa to Inter in the summer reports La Repubblica.
Luis Alberto has been an instrumental player for Lazio since his arrival from Liverpool five years ago. The elegant attacking midfielder has made 187 appearances with the Biancocelesti scoring 36 and providing 52 assists. His age is not exactly in line with Elliott’s transfer instructions but the Spaniard is already familiar with Serie A and would be able to contribute immediately.