Lazio Is Still Searching A Valid Alternative Striker For Immobile

Lazio can negotiate for attack reinforcement in January, they need a vice Immobile that can be a valid alternative. 

Three games to understand if there is a future in Rome or if January will necessarily be the month of farewell. Immobile has stopped due to a calf injury, he will certainly miss the matches against Juventus and Lokomotiv, possibly absent in Naples as well. The question, then, becomes a must: will Muriqi play or will Pedro be used as a false nine? 

The answer that Sarri will give in ten days will make all the difference in the world. Because with the Kosovar on the bench, at least initially, unavoidable market scenarios would open up that should lead to the farewell of the player taken from Fenerbahce a year and a half ago. Muriqi, so far, has only played as a starter in Bologna, it was a flop. Not just him, but a team flop nonetheless. 

Immobile has always played, even in precarious conditions, this is because there is no reliable alternative, a player capable of taking Ciro's place without making him regret it. A difficult task that he had succeeded well in Caicedo in recent years. Not to Muriqi who in recent months has never given the feeling of being able to be useful to the cause.

This is why January can be the month of the turning point in attack. Sarri would gladly welcome a player other than Muriqi, also in terms of characteristics. A more technical striker, capable of communicating with the team, of playing the game. It is not a question of physical characteristics, but technical peculiarities. 

In recent days, the profile of Erik Botheim of Bødo Glimt was compared to Lazio from Norway. He exploded this season, he is 2000's class, he was Haaland's teammate in the Norwegian youth national teams, this year he has 19 goals and nine assists in 39 games, three of which he scored for Roma in the two Conference League matches. The Giallorossi would be the other club interested in the young Norwegian who is valued at around five million euros. 

In these hours, another name approached Lazio is that of Benjamin Sesko of Salzburg: he is 2003's class, but in the first team he has already put together seven goals in 18 appearances, and in the national team, he also has seven appearances (and a goal) with the Slovenian national team. 

Also worth keeping an eye on is Jonathan Burkardt: a star of Mainz and captain of Germany U-21, he is a mobile striker, who plays on the depth, with good technique.

Tare's great dream of summer 2017 was Sardar Azmoun. Chased for weeks, it vanished due to Rubin Kazan's iron will not to sell it. Today Azmoun sparkles with the Zenit and is due to expire in June. There is half of Europe on him, due to his characteristics he would go well with Sarri's game, but it is difficult to imagine a return of the flame, due to the intense competition willing to guarantee out-of-reach engagements.

Too many candidates, especially in January. Everything, however, depends on Muriqi. Without Vedat's farewell, there will be no incoming transfer.

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