Serie A giants Lazio are eyeing up a summer move for Southampton outcast Jordy Clasie, according to Corriere dello Sport (via talkSPORT).
The 25-year-old midfielder only moved to St Mary’s back in 2015 after a four-year stint at Feyenoord, yet found gametime hard to come by under Claude Puel this term, managing just 12 Premier League starts for the Saints.
And with just a handful of starts in their other cup excursions, it doesn’t look like the Dutch international will be a regular part of the Southampton side next season, and as a result Lazio are reportedly hoping to take him on loan for the 2017/18 campaign.
The Italian giants secured fifth place in Serie A this season with 70 points from their 38 games, although that was a full 21 adrift of champions Juventus.
However, they will be playing European football next term in the group stages of the Europa League, which itself could be a big selling point for Clasie, who of course got a taste of the competition this term at Southampton.
And, with opportunities likely to remain few and far between at St Mary’s, it appears that Clasie may secure a temporary move away this summer in a bid for regular first team football.