Monday April 18 2011
Maxi opens Lazio door

Catania striker Maxi Lopez would happily play for Lazio next season, according to his agent Dario Bombino.

The Argentine striker was on the losing side at the weekend when Lazio won 4-1 at the Stadio Massimino.

"I still haven't spoken to Maxi," said Bombino. "However, he'd be open to a move to Rome and happy to play for Lazio.

"I already met Lazio President Claudio Lotito three times last year, with some other agents, so that the player would transfer from Gremio to Lazio.

"We stayed in Rome for a week defining the details of the agreement.

"In the end Lotito turned down the chance to sign the player because in that moment he said he had enough strikers – there was Sergio Floccari and Julio Cruz."

Lopez eventually joined Catania instead, scoring 11 goals in 17 Serie A games before enjoying a quieter campaign this time around.

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