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Maurizio Sarri blasts Lazio board for slow transfer market

Lazio manager Maurizio Sarri has expressed dissatisfaction with the club’s transfer activities this summer, leading to a heated confrontation with CEO Claudio Lotito.

According to Il Messaggero (via TuttoMercatoWeb), the Italian tactician hoped the meeting with Lotito, would result in a more fruitful transfer window for the club. 

However, Sarri has been disappointed and frustrated with the club’s transfer approach.

During the intense meeting, tempers flared as disagreements raged between Sarri and the staff of Angelo Fabiani, the club’s prospective sporting director. 

The tension has been building for weeks, adding to Sarri’s growing dissatisfaction.

Despite initial rumours suggesting a possible resignation, Sarri insists he trusts the club and has not contemplated stepping down. 

However, he did not hesitate to express his concerns over the squad’s composition and the lack of crucial signings.

One of Sarri’s main grievances was the club’s sluggishness in the transfer market. He accused the board of delaying moves to secure their targets, leaving them with a squad he believes is missing crucial pieces. 

They have only signed Taty Castellanos and Matteo Cancellieri, but they need reinforcements in midfield following the departure of Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to Al-Hilal. 

There is also the ever-looming danger of Luis Alberto handing in a transfer request after demanding to leave multiple times over the past few transfer windows.

Sarri had reportedly presented his list of targets to Lotito in March, raising questions about the delays in signing players.

The tension in the meeting did not go unnoticed, as witnesses reported Sarri’s fury at Lazio’s training ground in Formello. 

His outburst included pointed accusations against the club, both for their transfer inefficiencies and a lack of decisive corporate moves.

Despite the heated exchange, the report suggests that both parties are ready to work together to address the issues. 

Sarri hopes the club will take swift action to improve the squad before the transfer window closes.

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