Atalanta midfielder Alexei Miranchuk’s agent Vadim Shpinev spoke about why the player’s transfer to Lazio failed.
“The option with the Romans arose already towards the end of the transfer window,” the agent was quoted by Championship.com as saying. – The clubs also discussed a lease with an option to buy. Just in the match between Lazio and Atalanta, Alexei was injured in the back of his thigh. Recovery will take several weeks, and because of this, it would take too much time to adapt. Therefore, the option of renting to the Roman club was also considered risky by Alexei. But this is not the main reason why the transition did not take place.
The main reason is that Atalanta did not want to part with Alexei. The management has full confidence in Miranchuk, the management is counting on him. In this regard, Atalanta and the player agreed in their views. Although the sports director of the Romans wanted to make a deal. Club presidents are on good terms. Therefore, if Atalanta wanted to get rid of Miranchuk, they would have agreed on a transfer. Lazio respected Atalanta’s decision.
26-year-old Alexei Miranchuk has made 16 appearances for Atalanta this season and scored one goal with two assists.