This is a statement released by Lazio yesterday afternoon:
“Lazio and River Plate would like to communicate that due to bureaucratic reasons, the agreement of July 18 is now no longer valid and Carrizo will remain property of River Plate until Lazio can sign him,”
After weeks of twists and turns, Lazio have officially pulled out of the signing of Argentine goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo.
The Biancocelesti’s attempt to replace the retired Angelo Peruzzi has been long and arduous and it seems that their weeks of attempts to secure the services of young star Carrizo were in vain.
The capital club agreed a deal with the 23-year-old’s club River Plate amounting to around £5m, but the Aquile were thwarted by complications in Carrizo’s attempt to procure an Italian passport.
While Carrizo insisted that hs great granfather was born in Pinerolo in Piedmont, the documents that were shown were called into question and the process was delayed.