Lazio snaps up Acerbi from Sassuolo

Defender Francesco Acerbi has been tasked with filling the void left by Stefan de Vrij's departure from Lazio.

Francesco Acerbi during a Lazio training session.   -  Getty Images

Lazio has signed defender Francesco Acerbi on a five-year contract from Serie A rival Sassuolo.

The Biancocelesti announced the completion of the deal on Wednesday, with the centre-back joining for an undisclosed fee.

Acerbi, who spent five seasons with Sassuolo, arrives as a replacement for Stefan de Vrij after the Dutch defender joined Inter on a free transfer.

The 30-year-old has won two caps for Italy and previously had a single-season spell with AC Milan.

Simone Inzaghi guided Lazio to fifth last term, securing a berth in the Europa League group stage.


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