Sevilla’s Correa close to Lazio

Lazio are ‘insisting’ on a deal to sign playmaker Joaquin Correa from Sevilla, with the Spanish club open to a sale according to Marca.

The 23-year-old played just 21 minutes in the Andalusian club’s final four matches of the campaign under the tutelage of interim Coach Joaquin Caparros, who is now the Director of Football.

The report states Caparros is now keen to sell the Argentine for a reported €18m, while Coach Pablo Machin has given his green light to the deal.

The deal is now ‘red hot’ and could be processed as early as this week, despite the player having no great intention of leaving the club.

Los Rojiblancos paid €13m to sign Correa from Sampdoria in the summer of 2016 but he may find himself frozen out with the club requiring further funds for replenishing their squad.

Correa netted seven goals and provided seven assists last season at Sevilla.

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