Liverpool have moved a step closer to signing Lazio’s Thomas Strakosha, with the Calcio A side close to signing a new goalkeeper in Silvio Proto.

On Tuesday afternoon, quotes from Strakosha’s father emerged, with the former Albanian gloveman claiming that Lazio would be the decisive vote on where his son’s future lies.

He said: “I haven’t [got] many comments to make about this. He is happy at Lazio. It’s the club that will decide his future.”

Today, Calcio Mercato report that Lazio are close to signing “veteran shot-stopper Silvio Proto from Olympiakos on a permanent deal.”

 
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With Lazio acquiring a new goalkeeper, Mercato also indicate that the Italian side is also open to selling Strakosha. In order to sign the 23-year-old this summer, clubs will need to match I Biancocelesti’s £30million valuation.

After losing their no.1 to Arsenal this week, Bayer Leverkusen are highly interested in signing Strakosha to replace Bernd Leno.

If Liverpool are serious about making a move for the young Albanian, they will “almost certainly” face competition from Leverkusen.

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