Thomas Strakosha is currently a back-up goalkeeper for Lazio and with a contract expiring in 2022, he has ended up in the sights of Newcastle United.
The 26-year-old is yet to make an appearance in the league as Maurizio Sarri has preferred Pepe Reina ahead of him.
On Monday, we carried a report from Il Messaggero, who explained the Albania international is heading towards the exit door and his next destination is ‘probably’ the Tyneside club.
With ‘talk of mere interest’ from the Magpies, La Lazio Siamo Noi takes a look at the keeper’s case. They waste no time in stating ‘there are still no concrete offers on the table’.
Lazio want to avoid losing the custodian for nothing and have proposed a two-year deal, which will include a release clause. The Serie A man, however, doesn’t want to renew if he ends up being on the bench. For now, he is ‘reflecting’, since he will be more ‘attractive’ as a free agent.
Despite claims of Newcastle interest, the Albanian has ‘no economic proposals that can guarantee safe technical growth’.
Strakosha’s future with his current employer could also be linked to that of Sarri. If Lazio want to retain him beyond this campaign, then they will have to ‘guarantee him more confidence’. Otherwise, they risk losing the player for nothing.