Report: Goalkeeper Albano Bizzarri Agrees Terms With Lazio

The Argentine shot-stopper is expected to sign a three-year contract at the end of the season.

Despite Argentine Juan Pablo Carrizo flopping at the Stadio Olimpico, Lazio have apparently not lost faith in South American custodians and look set to announce the official signing of Albano Bizzarri, according to La Gazzetta dello Sport.

The Argentine’s contract with Catania is set to expire next June and he will sign a three-year-deal with the Aquile, where he is expected to take over the goalkeeping duties from Uruguayan glovesman Fernando Muslera, who is still deemed too immature to hold down a regular starting shirt.

Carrizo, meanwhile, is headed for Spanish side Atletico Madrid, who could take the 24-year-old on loan.

Carrizo joined Lazio last summer for a fee in the region of €7.5 million but has failed impress in the Eternal City and was dropped in favour of Muslera in January after an alleged row with his team-mates in the wake of a dismal 4-1 home defeat to Cagliari.

Albano Bizzarri has been at Catania since 2007, when he joined from Spanish club Gimnastic de Tarragona on a free transfer.

Vince Masiello, Goal.com