Former Milan captain Alessio Romagnoli could push for a January transfer to Lazio, the club he has always supported, as his contract is running down.

The centre-back’s deal with the San Siro giants is due to expire at the end of the current campaign and a renewal seems highly unlikely.

In the last eight months, he has gone from captain to bench-warmer, dropped in favour of Fikayo Tomori and Simon Kjaer.

According to La Repubblica newspaper, the ideal destination in his mind is Lazio, because although Romagnoli spent time in the Roma youth academy, he has never disguised the fact he supports the Biancocelesti.

The Aquile are also seeking a new defender to bolster the options for coach Maurizio Sarri and his switch to a 4-3-3 formation.

Luiz Felipe is injury-prone, with Stefan Radu ageing and Patric not considered particularly reliable, so Romagnoli would fit the bill at the Stadio Olimpico.

La Repubblica claims the 26-year-old will gladly wait to join Lazio as a free agent next summer, but it could suit both clubs and player to make the deal stick in January.

Milan paid €25m to sign him from Roma in 2015, after his loan spell with Sampdoria.

12 thought on “Romagnoli pushing Milan for Lazio move”
  1. Milan is stupid not to play him, he only has poor form after an injury setback, he should have another chance. It is right for him to leave and also good for Italy if he got his form back.

  2. Yes I hope it happens. Regarding why he isn’t playing, it’s got nothing to do with him being Italina, he has had his chances over the years, but right now, he’s just not better than Kjaer and Tomori. It’s that simple.

  3. I think he should leave because he (quite rightly) isn’t content at being a sub. Equally I don’t think he’s good enough anymore to be a starter for Milan. I don’t know why people are rating him so highly. He’s a good defender but not great. He has no pace, which is why when we tried out Tomori, it made such a difference having someone who doesn’t constantly get outrun by opposing player. Thoughout the seasons of him playing for us, the thought in my head was constantly “why is this guy highly rated?”. There is really nothing special about him.

    Aside from that, during his tenure here we were a mid-table team. Not his fault, but I’m saying that the players in general were not great, him included. We are slowly upgrading players in all our areas, defense included. We now have better players in his position, so he gets benched. I’d be happy to keep him on, on his current salary, as a sub/backup, but if he’s unhappy with that then let him go.

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