Sarri think about the pitch and the match against Napoli, which will arrive at the Olimpico tomorrow night. Lotito and Tare instead on their desks they draw a line on the summer market, closed with a passive of 27.3 million, which promised to be very complicated due to the economic availability, the situation of some big names, the farewells on a free transfer (of Leiva, Strakosha and Luiz Felipe) and a double need of the club: to lower the average age and reduce of about 10% the amount of wages.
Suffice it to say that Sarri, on the last day of the championship, was a little skeptical: “The risk of losing some players next season is there, our players can be requested on the market. And there is the risk of making a zero again. “Instead the coach is satisfied with what has been achieved on the market and with the team available. The only gripe is the lack of a quarterback left, a problem that Lazio has been dragging on for years, and of a deputy building.
The average age
The 8 summer purchases – Provedel (28 years), Maximiano (23), Gila (22), Casale (24), Romagnoli (27) Marcos Antonio (22), Vecino (31), Cancellieri (20), costing a total of 50 million with bonuses and commissions – they have an average age of 24.6 years while that of the players sold is 30.5. In short, the entire squad that last year was the oldest in the league with an average age of 29.2 years is now rejuvenated by 3 (25.9 to be precise).
The new salary
Gross Lazio last year spent about 80 million gross on salaries: the goal set by Lotito was to save at least 8 million, or 10%. And the milestone has not only been reached, but also exceeded as the cuts weigh in at 14.6 million. From the 24.3 million salaries that Lazio will pay for the 8 newcomers (Romagnoli, 6 million gross, is the one that costs the club the most), Lotito will take away the approximately 38 million of those who have left: fundamental in this sense the yesterday’s releases of Acerbi, Akpa Akpro and Durmisi.