NEWS
Tuesday June 25 2019
Lazio agree to loan deal for Malaga's Jony Rodriguez

Lazio have beaten competition from Spanish and English clubs to land Malaga midfielder Jony Rodriguez, according to Marca.

The 27-year-old impressed on a season-long loan stint at Alaves, where he netted five goals across 36 La Liga appearances in an impressive campaign for the Basque club.

The left-sided midfielder is now out of contract at Malaga and he does not want to play Segunda Division football in 2019-20, following their promotion play-off defeat to Deportivo La Coruna.

Jony still has one season remaining on his contract with the Andalusian club but a strange clause is said to exist in his contract which allows him to join any club playing in their top division on a loan deal.

That clause appears to have been inserted into his contract when Malaga signed the player from Sporting Gijon in 2016, two years before the club were then subsequently relegated to the second tier.

The report adds that ‘Valencia, Sevilla, Villarreal, some English teams and Serie A clubs’ were also interested in the player, but he is now set for Lazio.

Inzaghi is preparing himself for some big money moves for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic, Joaquin Correa and Jordan Lukaku, and could need cover for a number of positions for next season.

Football Italia website