Monday February 3 2014
'Hernanes & Keita can't be compared'

The agent of Lazio playmaker Keita Balde Diao has tried to take the pressure off of his client by insisting that he is not a replacement for Hernanes.

‘The Prophet’ left the capital on the last day of the January window to sign for Inter, with the Senegalese teenager coming in as trequartista.

The 18-year-old’s representative though, has claimed that fans shouldn’t see him as the new Hernanes.

“After the departure of Hernanes there’s been a bit of trepidation,” Ulisse Savini told Radio Radio.

“Nobody was quite sure how the lad would react given his newfound responsibility. But I’ve known him for a long time and knew he wouldn’t have any trouble.

“Hernanes and Keita are two very different player and shouldn’t be compared.

“The lad has a contract with Lazio until 2017, and everyone’s happy with the agreement that’s in place at the moment.”

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