Matias Vecino is set to put pen to paper on his contract with Lazio later this week after an agreement was reached between the parties.
The Biancocelesti are closing in on their 7th signing of the summer transfer window after weeks of talks with the Uruguayan midfielder’s entourage. Lazio showed interest in Vecino earlier this summer before returning to the charge recently.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), Vecino agreed to sign a three-year contract with Lazio with an option for a fourth, worth around 1.5 million euros net per season. He initially asked for around 1.9 million euros, but eventually agreed to the lower figures. Final details, such as agent commissions, are being worked out.
Lazio are also working to bring back Jean-Daniel Akpa Akpro but Vecino is expected to arrive regardless, similar to how Alessio Romagnoli signed for the club before Denis Vavro’s departure was confirmed.
Sarri remembers Vecino well from their brief spell at Empoli years ago and the 30-year-old looks like a reliable backup option at Roma.