Thursday, January 17, 2019

Lazio agree Zappacosta deal

Lazio have reached an agreement to sign Davide Zappacosta from Chelsea, according to Il Messaggero.

Zappacosta started his career at Italian fourth-tier side Isola Liri in 2009. He moved to third-tier Avellino in 2011, which he helped earn promotion to Serie B before joining Atalanta in 2014. After only a year in Bergamo, he spent two seasons with Torino before arriving at Chelsea.

He featured relatively prominently in his first season in England as manager Antonio Conte employed a 3-4-3 system and rotated Zappacosta with Victor Moses on the right wing-back position. But as Mauruzio Sarri replaced Conte and switched to 4-3-3, he has been permanently reduced to a squad role and linked with a possible departure from Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have apparently accepted a bid of £13 million from Lazio for his services, and the Rome-based newspaper say it will be an initial loan deal for six months, which will potentially become permanent in the summer.

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Veselin Trajkovic


Vesko is a football writer that likes to observe the game for what it is, focusing on teams, players and their roles, formations, tactics, rather than stats. He follows the English Premier League closely, Liverpool FC in particular. His articles have been published on four different football blogs.

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