Aug 21

Endless troubles – Carrizo move may stall

It appears as the deal for Juan Pablo Carrizo may fall appart. That is because unless the goalkeeper fails to obtain an Italian passport until 31 August, Lazio can not sign him as a non EU player as the places are taken with the signing of Kolarov.

Here is an article from Channel4 to have a clearer view of the situation:.


Lazio’s move for Argentine goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo has hit the rocks after residency complications.
The Biancocelesti’s search for a replacement for veteran Angelo Peruzzi, who retired at the end of last season, seemed to be at an end when they agreed a £5m deal with Carrizo’s club River Plate.
Lazio had been relying on the belief that the 23-year-old could secure Italian citizenship due to his great grandfather Francesco Marto, who was a resident of Pinerolo in Piedmont.
However, according to reports in La Stampa, the documents that Carrizo submitted may be invalid and an investigation is underway.
The 40-page family tree is currently being analysed by officials with a decision pending in the next fortnight.
If Carrizo’s application is denied, President Claudio Lotito may go in search of other reported targets including Livorno’s Marco Amelia, Brescia’s Azzurrini custodian Emiliano Viviano and Chelsea’s Carlo Cudicini.
It now seems almost certain that 43-year-old custodian Marco Ballotta will be between the posts for the opening game against Torino on Saturday.



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