Lazio boss, Maurizio Sarri, has admitted that rumoured Tottenham target Joaquin Correa had informed him of his desire to leave the club but the Italian also opened the door for the midfielder to stay.

Reports from Italy claim that Fabio Paratici is keen on snapping up Correa, who is rumoured to be valued at £34m.

Some sources have indicated that Lazio have received two offers for the Argentina international, with Spurs offering €30m (£25.6m) for the 26-year-old and PSG offering €10m (£8.5m) plus Pablo Sarabia in exchange.

It has also been suggested that Correa is surplus to requirements for Sarri, with the former Chelsea boss looking to cash in on the midfielder and reinvest that money into wide players in order to adopt his favoured 4-3-3.

However, Sarri has now said that he would be happy if the Argentine international changes his mind and decides to stay, insisting that he could be deployed on the left. 

When asked about Correa’s future, the 62-year-old said (via Tribal Football): “For me, he can be the forward to leave, if he has the desire and incentives to do it.

“For some time he had expressed the desire to change the air, but if he has changed his mind I am the most happy of all.

“I have asked him to be willing to play the attacker starting from the left.”

Spurs Web Opinion 

While Nuno and Sarri are very different kinds of managers, the Portuguese coach, like the Italian, does not usually tend to employ a number ten. So, I would be surprised if we made a move for Correa. I also fear that Dele Alli’s time at Spurs might be over as I do not see the 25-year-old fitting naturally into Nuno’s system.

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