Zinchenko is expected in Rome

Zinchenko is expected in Rome

Manchester City left-back Oleksandr Zinchenko may join Roman Lazio in the winter transfer window.

This week, Lazio offered Simone Inzaghi an improved contract for the results the team has achieved over the past few years. On account of the Eagles is the victory in the Italian Cup, as well as reaching the playoffs of the Champions League and a place in the top four last season.

The coach does not mind working further with Lazio, but lobbies for the high-quality transfers already in the winter window in order to compete in the Champions League, because they came across Bayern Munich. Therefore, the Eagles are considering an option with the loan of Oleksandr Zinchenko with the right of subsequent purchase.

Earlier, we wrote about Oleksandr being followed by Wolverhampton. The Wolves were ready to ransom the Ukrainian, but so far there has been a lull in business. Lazio, on the other hand, look at Zinchenko not only from the position of a full-back, but highly appreciates him as a midfielder.

The fact is that Eagles’ formation does not provide for the presence of a standard wing defender, and all the work falls on the shoulders of the laterals. Zinchenko sags in terms of connecting to the attack, which is not suitable for Lazio. Therefore, from a certain perspective, it will be more productive in the center. I think that is why Inzaghi would like to lure him into his place.

Yes, Oleksandr will have to compete with Luis Alberto, Milinkovic-Savic and Lucas Leiva. There will clearly be difficulties with getting into the line-up, but Zinchenko will obviously play more than at Manchester City, where in the Premier League he spent only 13 minutes on the pitch this season.

The presence of Ruslan Malinovskyi in the country, as well as the possible transfer of Viktor Kovalenko from Shakhtar to Atalanta, can play into favor of the Ukrainian. All three were brought up at Shakhtar and will find a common language in terms of mutual help and support, so there should be no difficulties with adaptation. We think Zinchenko needs to grab the option with Lazio and continue his career in a slower championship and a team with a clear perspective.