Maurizio Sarri admits that Luis Alberto and Francesco Acerbi want to leave

Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri has come forth to admit that Luis Alberto and Francesco Acerbi have informed him of their willingness to leave the Italian club this summer.

Speaking to Corriere dello Sport (via Tutto Mercato Web), the former Chelsea boss said:

“Luis Alberto, for the second year, in a row has expressed the will to finish his career in Spain. More than in Spain in general, just in Sevilla. I can’t tell you if I will still have him at the beginning of September. Intelligent boy, great handsome player and character, if you like, in particular.”

When asked to elaborate on the uncertain future of Francesco Acerbi, Sarri admitted:

“At the end of the season, he [Francesco Acerbi] expressed the desire to change the air and the club will try to please him, for this reason, other programs have been made.”

As reported previously, the Spanish midfielder was absent from Lazio’s training session on Tuesday. However, the club was later known that he had caught a fever. From Sarri’s assessment, it is clear that the player is pushing for a summer exit.

Lazio reportedly want to sell the former Liverpool man at a figure of around €30 million. Despite being interested in signing the player, Sevilla don’t wish to pay that amount this summer.

Francesco Acerbi have been repeatedly linked with a move away from the Roman club as well. Both Acerbi and Alberto are bound to Lazio’s contract until June 2025.

GIFN | Jyotirmoy Halder

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