Lazio have done a great job to strengthen their squad ahead of the 2018-19 season, one where they will compete in both the Serie A and the UEFA Europa League.
Even though the Rome-based side lost Felipe Anderson during the current transfer window, they have added some interesting pieces. They already acquired Valon Berisha from RB Salzburg, and now they have bolstered their depth even more with two more signings: Milan Badelj and Joaquin Correa.
Both players should be able to adapt fairly easily to Lazio. Badelj has been playing in the Serie A for quite a while and spent last season with Fiorentina. He comes to Lazio on a free transfer, meaning there is enough potential in this move to make it one of the bargains of the summer. Players with the experience and talent of Badelj are rarely available on a free, and Lazio did a good job capitalising on that opportunity.
Correa turned out to be a bit more expensive, though, as Lazio paid Sevilla a reported €20 million for the winger’s services. Correa had some decent moments with Sevilla during the past two seasons, but couldn’t settle as a full-time starter. That’s what he is looking for with his move to Italy’s capitol city.
Both players underwent medicals on Monday, with Lazio announcing their arrivals a day later. Badelj, who spent four years with Fiorentina, has signed a four-year deal while Correa agreed to a five-year contract.