Lazio have completed the signing of midfielder Jony Rodriguez from Malaga in a deal worth €2.5m, it has been confirmed.
It was confirmed on Tuesday that Lazio had deposited Jony’s contract with the Italian authorities, with the player agreeing a four-year permanent switch to the club.
The deal has long been a formality, with the 28-year-old passing his medical two weeks ago and even scoring in a preseason friendly.
The Italian capital club have beaten competition from Spanish and English clubs to land the midfielder, who was subject of much interest this summer.
Last campaign, Jony 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 was then into the final year of his contract at Malaga and he did not want to play Segunda Division football in 2019-20, following their promotion play-off defeat to Deportivo La Coruna.
Previous reports said that Valencia, Sevilla, Villarreal, some English teams and Serie A clubs were also interested in the player.