Lazio have released an official statement on their website to deny any quotes associated with their president Claudio Lotito saying Felipe Anderson has been sold to Manchester United for €60m.
On Monday morning, reports emerged suggesting Lotito was overheard saying Anderson was to join Man United in the summer for €60m, which would represent a substantial profit on the €8m he was signed for.
Responding to the comments, Lazio have said they are ‘devoid of any foundation’ and taken the decision to quash them completely.
In a statement on their website, Lazio said: “In reference to statements attributed to president Claudio Lotito regarding the alleged sale of Felipe Anderson, Lazio can confirm they are devoid of any foundation.”
It’s a smart move by Lazio to come out with an official statement as it nips the rumours in the bud before they can and as it was something we predicted when we covered the reports.
Anderson, 22, hasn’t even had the best of seasons at Lazio so a price tag of €60m was, and is, phenomenal. Does it mean United won’t move for him in the summer? Not necessarily but Lazio have made it clear a deal isn’t already agreed.