Thomas Strakosha regained his place in Lazio’s starting lineup in the league in December, after being left out on the bench for the first 15 matches.
The goalkeeper has made 25 appearances in all competitions, conceding 25 goals and keeping 10 clean sheets in the process. He is out of contract at the end of the season and is on the agenda of other clubs, including Watford.
According to La Lazio Siamo Noi, ‘Watford showed up’ to sign the 27-year-old on a free transfer in the summer. However, the possibility of moving to Vicarage Road has not yet convinced the keeper.
It’s claimed the Albania international would ‘prefer more prestigious’ clubs than fighting to avoid relegation. The Hornets are 19th in the table with 22 points after 31 games, trailing 17th place Everton by six points, who have a game in hand.
Strakosha ‘reflects’ and ‘prepares the choice about the future’. As it stands, he has not yet made any agreement with another club to join them as a free agent.
The custodian prefers to continue with his current employer if financial [€2m per year salary + €2-3m signing on bonus] and sporting conditions [wants assurance he will be the starter for Lazio] are met.
Maurizio Sarri, on the other hand, would prefer to bring in a new goalkeeper in the next window.
Watford have ‘showed up’ to take the player and they would only stand a chance to sign him, if they continue in the Premier League next season. If it happens, then the Hornets must convince Strakosha to have any hope of carrying out the operation.