Lazio President Claudio Lotito reiterated that selling Keita Balde Diao to Juventus would’ve been “extortion.”
The striker’s contract was due to expire at the end of the season and Juve offered €15m, but he was eventually sold to Monaco for €30m plus bonuses.
“I knew that there were several offers, but the player only wanted to join one club. However, that club was offering me 50 per cent of the player’s real value,” Lotito told Il Messaggero.
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