Ciro Immobile has no plans to leave Lazio


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The Italy international has been something of a revelation since joining the Biancocelesti from Sevilla in 2016, particularly last season, as he netted 29 goals in 33 league appearances, a tally that meant he was named Serie A top-scorer alongside Inter Milan’s Mauro Icardi.

Immobile’s impressive form has lead to speculation that he could seek a move away from the Stadio Olimpico this summer, with Premier League outfit Tottenham being credited with an interest in his services.

The 28-year-old has dismissed that speculation, however, and he insists he is keen to sign a new contract with Lazio, despite only putting pen to paper on an extension to his current deal last November.

“When a striker does well it is normal that he is courted by other teams,” Immobile told a media conference.

“But I have always remained calm. “I’m happy and proud of what I did [last season].

The president [Claudio Lotito], sporting director [Igli Tare] and I know how things are.

“I signed a new contract in November, it’s a source of pride for me to re-do the contract after 10 months.

“The sporting director is very busy, but as soon as he’s free we will formalise the renewal. He and the president are men of their word, so we’ll do everything as soon as possible.”

Lazio narrowly missed out on qualification for the Champions League after losing to Inter on the final day of last season, but they are priced at 51.00 to go all the way and clinch a first Scudetto since 2000 this term.

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