Lazio snap up Acerbi from Sassuolo

Comments
The former Italy international has been tasked with filling the void left by Stefan de Vrij's departure from the Stadio Olimpico

Lazio have signed defender Francesco Acerbi on a five-year contract from Serie A rivals Sassuolo.

The Biancocelesti announced the completion of the deal on Wednesday, with the centre-back joining for an undisclosed fee.

Acerbi, who spent five seasons with Sassuolo, arrives as a replacement for Stefan de Vrij after the Dutch defender joined Inter on a free transfer.

The 30-year-old has won two caps for Italy and previously had a single-season spell with AC Milan.

Simone Inzaghi guided Lazio to fifth last term, securing a berth in the Europa League group stage.

The Roman side were also a matter of minutes away from taking a spot in the Champions League in a final day showdown with Inter. 

Article continues below

After leading 2-1 at the Stadio Olimpico, however, goals from Matias Vecino and Mauro Icardi saw Lazio beaten 3-2 in a late comeback, forcing them to settle for fifth and the Europa League. 

 

Next article:
Liverpool vs Southampton: TV channel, live stream, squad news & previe
Next article:
Manchester United vs Wolves: TV channel, live stream, squad news & preview
Next article:
Scholes one of the best ever - Kovacic
Next article:
Modric given suspended prison sentence in tax case
Next article:
Walker 'hurt' by Pochettino disrespect claims over Tottenham exit
Close