Chelsea are supposedly in the hunt for Lazio’s Raul Moro, who is of interest several European teams following an announcement from his representatives.
La Lazio Siamo Noi report that the fresh-faced Spaniard had “come to a crossroads” in his career, having been largely overlooked by the Lazio leadership.
A product of Barcelona’s heralded academy, Moro moved to Rome when he was just 16, riding the wave of expectation and a £6m (La Lazio Siamo Noi) price tag.
They believe Chelsea are admirers of the young prodigy, among numerous others, and could be monitoring his movements this month.
Since his arrival in the summer of 2019, the exciting winger has played just one minute of senior football, and has mostly been limited to action with the U19s.
He has certainly impressed in the Primavera 1 and Coppa Italia Primavera, scoring eight goals in eight appearances across both competitions. However, has still been surplus to requirements for Simone Inzaghi, the man who oversaw Moro’s acquisition.
Junior Minguella, agent of the 18-year-old, has spoken out about the frustration of his player not being picked, declaring, “If Inzaghi or the club don’t want him, we have top clubs interested in him.” (La Lazio Siamo Noi)
Moro has mostly sat on the bench for the Lazio first team, with his only appearance to date coming against Juventus in July.
Inzaghi, brother to iconic striker Filippo, has options in forward areas that have caused competition for Moro, a problem he would also face at Chelsea.
His contract is due to expire next June, so Minguella was keen to address the issue of his future. He insisted on a permanent transfer, denying a loan move to Serie B side Salernitana, saying: “There is no possibility that he will go to Salerno, rather there are greater chances of him leaving Lazio”.
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I can’t imagine any Chelsea fan, me included, know a whole deal about this mercurial Moro, and with the options in attack already at our disposal, I would avoid this transfer.
And even if Frank Lampard does take a risk, he may loan him out immediately like he’s done with Malang Sarr, which may not sit well with the vocal Minguella.