Tare: Lazio undecided about selling Keita Balde

Tare: Lazio undecided about selling Keita Balde
Lazio's Keita Balde Diao

by Austin Ditlhobolo

Saturday Jun 17, 2017. 12:00

SS Lazio technical director Igli Tare has discussed Keita Balde Diao's future with the club ahead of the upcoming Transfer Window.

The Senegal international's contract with the Italian Serie A club is set to expire at the end of the 2017/18 campaign.

English clubs Liverpool FC and Tottenham Hotspur are believed to be monitoring the talented forward's situation at Lazio.

While Italian giants Juventus are also said to be interested in the 22-year-old, who had a good campaign in the colours of Lazio this past season.

Tare has insisted that the fact that Diao's contract is left with one season on his Lazio contract will not determine their eventual outcome.

"Our goal is always to renew the lad’s contract, at the level of a top Lazio player," Tare told Tuttosport.

"But in the event of a sale we’ll have to decide. We’re not afraid of losing Keita for free in a year.”

Diao, who was born in Spain, hit the back of the net 16 times in 31 league appearances for Lazio during the 2016/17 campaign.



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