Monday August 21 2017
Lotito: ‘Keita? It’s up to Tare…’

Lazio President Claudio Lotito is asked about Keita Baldé Diao and replies “the transfer market is open until August 31…”

The forward wants to join Juventus, and has handed in a medical certificate excusing him from training, but so far there has been no advance in talks between the clubs.

“Keita?” Lotito considered as he received an honorary citizenship in Soveria Mannelli.

“The transfer window closes on August 31 and everything is in the hands of the sporting director [Igli Tare].

“The sporting director has the remit to make the team even more competitive, and whatever he feels appropriate will be accepted by the President, who in this case is only a spectator.

“Everyone talks about the transfer campaign, but no-one talks about the quality of the transfer campaign.

“The prerogatives which govern our signings are three: sporting potential, morality and financial compatibility. In the past that’s borne fruit.”

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