Lazio agree deal for Bordeaux’s Toma Bašić

With new owner Gérard López deciding against retaining coach Jean Louis Gasset while seemingly convincing French football’s financial watchdog (DNCG) to overturn Bordeaux’s relegation for financial reasons, player sales are a necessity for Les Girondins this summer. Croatian midfielder, Toma Bašić (24) may well be the first major departure.

According to Ignazio Genuardi, Serie A side Lazio have agreed a five year deal with the player who will join for a fee of €10m, that being €7m up front plus €3m in bonuses. 

Having signed from Hadjuk Split for €3.5m in 2018, a graceful, technical central midfielder, Bašić has long been highly thought of in South West France. However, across a succession of coaches, he has often been unable to truly find consistent form despite his obvious ability which has attracted interest from Benfica and Napoli in the last year.

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