Lazio keeping tabs on Napoli’s Mario Rui

Mario Rui has a date set for the renewal of his contract with Napoli for one more season, from 2025 (current deadline) to June 30, 2026, according to Alfredo Pedullà. The meeting is due to take place next week. In recent days, the news is that Lazio have enquired about the position of Mario Rui, who has been coached in the past by current Lazio manager, Maurizio Sarri.

All of this is unfolding because the negotiation between Lazio and Luca Pellegrini, who Lazio had at the top of their list of preferences, is not working out. Pellegrini is looking for a way out of Juventus, but has now started talking to Nice.

Mario Rui is seen as an attractive option for Lazio because he is a consistent player. At 32 years old he is no spring chicken, but he will always give reliability. In the last four seasons he has played 107 Serie A games.

Rui is currently injured, and is expected to miss the start of the new season, but Lazio are unfazed and are keen to bring the Portuguese player on-board.

Japtej Ghura | GIFN

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