Friday July 19 2013
Dias hopes Hernanes will stay

Lazio defender Andre Dias has pleaded with playmaker Hernanes to stay with the club for next season.

The Brazilian attacker has been linked with a move to Paris Saint-Germain this summer, but his countryman hopes that the 28-year-old will stay at Stadio Olimpico.

“I know Hernanes well and I know he will already be working hard on his fitness,” Dias told LazioNews24.

“He really is a quality player. We all hope he comes back soon.”

The veteran centre-back then commented on the Supercoppa clash with Juventus on August 18.

“We have an important match against Juve, and at the moment that is out focus.

“They have made some big signings, but we know it will be a good game.”