Luis Alberto expects to sign new long-term Lazio deal

Having played a key role in Lazio's Serie A title bid in 2019-20, Luis Alberto is set to sign a new deal until 2025.

Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto

Lazio midfielder Luis Alberto is under contract until 2022 but had been in discussions about extending that deal before Italy went into lockdown.   -  Getty Images

Luis Alberto anticipates signing a new contract with Serie A title contender Lazio that will keep him with the club until 2025.

The midfielder has been in fine form in 2019-20 and supplied 12 assists - the most in Serie A - for a Lazio side that was one point behind leader Juventus when the campaign was brought to a halt in March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 27-year-old is under contract until 2022 but had been in discussions about extending that deal before Italy went into lockdown.

Despite being linked with a return to LaLiga side Sevilla, former Liverpool midfielder Luis Alberto is settled in Rome and believes a contract extension is now just a formality.

"We're negotiating and I believe I'll renew until 2025,” he said during a chat on Instagram live.

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"This is the best year of my career, I love this team and we're formidable.

"If this coronavirus chaos hadn't happened, [the contract renewal] would've been signed already. I'll stay here until 2025."

Luis Alberto went on to praise coach Simone Inzaghi, who is also thought to be in contract discussions.

"He shows me a lot of affection," Luis Alberto added.

"I don't think he knew what my name was when I arrived."

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