Claudio Marchetti has confirmed he's heading towards Lazio, but doesn't blame Cagliari for spending a year in the stands.
“Marchetti is not a problem for Cagliari, as he has a buy-out clause and we will pay it to by-pass their role,” said Lazio President Claudio Lotito
The goalkeeper went from playing for Italy in the 2010 World Cup to an entire season out of action following a contract dispute.
He was punished for telling journalists he wanted a more ambitious outfit after the World Cup, as offers to buy him were rejected.
“I paid a very heavy price for my dream of wanting to play in the Champions League,” Marchetti told the Gazzetta dello Sport.
“There was a misunderstanding. I owe a great deal to Cagliari and President Massimo Cellino, who apologised to me personally. They believed in me and I will not forget that.”
Marchetti is set to join the Biancocelesti, as Nando Muslera is on the verge of signing for Turkish club Galatasaray.