Luis Alberto expects to sign new long-term Lazio deal
- Having played a key role in Lazio's Serie A title bid in 2019-20, Luis Alberto is set to sign a new deal until 2025.
Luis Alberto anticipates signing a new contract with Serie A title contenders Lazio that will keep him with the club until 2025.
The midfielder has been in fine form in 2019-20 and supplied 12 assists - the most in Serie A - for a Lazio side that were one point behind leaders Juventus when the campaign was brought to a halt in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The 27-year-old is under contract until 2022 but had been in discussions about extending that deal before Italy went into lockdown.
Despite being linked with a return to LaLiga side Sevilla, former Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto is settled in Rome and believes a contract extension is now just a formality.
"We're negotiating and I believe I'll renew until 2025,” he said during a chat on Instagram live.
"This is my best year of my career, I love this team and we're formidable.
"If this coronavirus chaos hadn't happened, [the contract renewal] would've been signed already. I'll stay here until 2025."
5 - Luis Alberto and Ciro Immobile have combined to assist five goals for one another in Serie A this season (four goals scored by Immobile, one goal for Alberto); more than any other partnership. Cupid.#SerieATIM #SanValentino pic.twitter.com/PXWZkEaU2z— OptaPaolo (@OptaPaolo) February 14, 2020
Luis Alberto went on to praise coach Simone Inzaghi, who is also thought to be in contract discussions.
"He shows me a lot of affection," Luis Alberto added.
"I don't think he knew what my name was when I arrived."