Durmisi to switch Betis for Lazio

Italian giants Lazio are closing in on a move for Real Betis defender Riza Durmisi, according to reports in the Spanish press.

Seville-based Estadio Deportivo have verified reports in Italian outlet La Reppublica that the deal is ‘practically done’ for the Dane, with a reported transfer fee of €7m involved.

The 24-year-old joined Los Verdiblancos from Brondby in the summer of 2016 and excelled across his first 18 months at the club.

However, youth product Junior Firpo was often preferred in the left wing-back position during the second half of last season by Coach Quique Setien.

Durmisi, who has won 23 caps for his nation, was not included in Denmark’s 23-man squad for this summer’s World Cup tournament.

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