Lazio director Igli Tare commented on ‘mutual friends’ with Manchester City star David Silva and building the future team around Ciro Immobile.
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Naturally, when Tare spoke to Sky Sport Italia at the Stadio Olimpico, he was asked about the growing reports Lazio want to sign Silva as a free agent.
“I don’t know where these stories come from,” said Tare with a smile, having initially pretended not to hear the question.
“He’s a great player, of course, and I have heard from some mutual friends that he would like a different experience after 10 years in England, but there’s a big difference between saying something and making it happen.”
Immobile can not only clinch the Capocannoniere title, but also the Golden Boot for Europe’s top scorer and a new all-time Serie A record.
“We will build Lazio around Immobile because he has a long contract and is an important figure in this club. He’s had an exceptional season, but the team played for and with him too.
“Lazio are in the Champions League after 13 years, now we are studying initiatives to bring the club even higher with Immobile a key figure.”
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