officially, Luis Albertowho will not be in Valladolid today, has been excluded from the call for Lazio due to an illness suffered in the previous days, in what will be the Roman side’s last pre-season game before the start of Serie A. But in Italy, they see things differently.
Already on Friday he trained separately from the group and although from the Roman club they denied that his absence was due to market problems, the fact that only he and Udogie, who is also going to leave, remained in Rome the given for his departure shortly.
He is recognized by all that has been contacts between Sevilla FC and Lazio throughout the summer, but it wasn’t until this week that his trainer, Maurizio Sarri, He recognized this possibility and gave up the option that Luis Alberto had to play in the last years of his career at home, at the club where he was trained and close to his family. “For the second year in a row, he has expressed his desire to end his career in Spain, in Sevilla more precisely. I don’t know if I will have him here at the beginning of September,” Luis Alberto’s coach said of his possible departure.
Already in mid-June, we knew – or rather we had fled from Rome – a first offer from Sevilla rejected by Lazio. It was still far from the initial figures from which the Roman club had started to conclude the transfer – 30 million euros – and it was not even close to where he was ready to drop.
Although there have been discussions and approach the postures right nowthe figures have yet to be closed due to the high cost of the transfer in a year in which Sevilla face urgent payments and still need ‘chash’ to, at the very least, make two more signatures before the end of the market the last day of that month.
Thus, this Friday a formula emerged that has already served to sign Suso and that, from Italy, they assure that this is the basis on which they speak at the moment. It is a transfer for this season and a purchase obligation of 20 million for the next one.
With Luis Alberto’s replacement closed and his family waiting for him
Lazio are the first interested in closing their exit once and for all. Luis Alberto’s absence from the Valladolid friendly match is not accidental, despite his -medically certified- illness of the previous days. the roman team closed his replacement -Serbian Ilic from Hellas Verona- and Sarri awaits the departure of the magician from San José del Valle to integrate him into the team.
Yesterday the program Jugones interviewed his family and the two his mother, like his brother, like his neighbors made it clear that they were already waiting for him with open arms. At the moment, only money and time are preventing him from fulfilling his dream of playing for Sevilla. He’s already on the exit ramp.