In the final hours of the January transfer market, Lazio are on the verge of securing their first signing. The target is Ryan Kent from Fenerbahce, and there is reportedly a verbal agreement in place for a loan deal with an option to buy.
Sky Sport Italia outline how the negotiations between Lazio and Fenerbahce have progressed, leading to a verbal understanding for the loan move with a purchase option. Currently, both parties are working on finalizing the contractual details. If successfully completed, this deal would mark Maurizio Sarri’s first reinforcement during the winter transfer window, which concludes today, Thursday, February 1, at 20:00.
Lazio are keen to strengthen its squad, particularly in the attacking midfield area, and Kent is viewed as a valuable addition. The potential acquisition becomes even more crucial considering Felipe Anderson’s contract expiration in June, with Juventus reportedly showing interest in the player. To avoid any gaps in the squad, Lazio aim to proactively address the situation and secure Kent’s services.
Additionally, Lazio have faced challenges in scoring this season, exacerbated by injuries, especially to key striker Ciro Immobile. The potential arrival of Kent could inject more dynamism and goal-scoring prowess into the team, providing Maurizio Sarri with a valuable option as they push for success in domestic and European competitions.