Lazio needed to bolster their defensive depth heading into the second part of the season since they have right in the Serie A title race. And the Rome-based side has reportedly reached on a deal to acquire Martin Caceres from Hellas Verona.
The 30-year-old Uruguay international joined Verona last August, but has thrived for the recently promoted side, and Lazio have snapped him up on a one-year deal. Caceres previously played for Southampton before joining Verona, but he struggled in the Premier League and registered just one appearance.
Lazio announced the deal on Monday through a statement on the club’s official website. The centre-back comes with a lot of international experience under his belt, as he has also played for teams such as FC Barcelona and Sevilla in the past.
The Uruguay international won four league titles and an Italian Cup in his second spell at Juventus, but his contract was not renewed when it expired in June 2016 after injury problems. But he will get a much-deserved second chance to play for a top side in Italy, and if his performances at Verona are of any indication, then he shouldn’t have problems to settle nicely at Lazio.
Caceres has registered 14 appearances with three goals during the current Serie A campaign.