Over the summer, many Lazio players were shipped off around Europe as they tried to raise money for their own incomings.
Eight players left the club permanently, among which were Bruno Jordão and Pedro Neto, who were sold to Wolverhampton Wanderers for a combined £25m out of nowhere towards the end of the transfer window.
While the former of the two has only played for the reserves so far, the latter, a 19-year-old winger, has featured quite regularly off the bench, even scoring a goal and assisting another in Wolves’ Europa League qualifiers.
The pair were brought to Lazio by Jorge Mendes, who has close ties to the Italian side, on a two year loan from Braga and were eventually signed permanently before being sold off pretty much immediately to the Premier League side.
Clearly only there for a profit, the duo, however, were highly rated by the club’s director of football, Igli Tare, who discussed the transfer in an interview with Corriere dello Sport.
For now, it’s understandable, with the strength in midfield of João Moutinho and Rúben Neves, to see Jordão settle in nicely with the reserves before making the step up to the first-team, and it could be he was signed to replace the former Monaco man down the line.
After all, the 33-year-old has less than a year on his contract at Molineux.