Lotito shrugs off De Vrij

Lazio President Claudio Lotito confessed “it’s up to” Stefan de Vrij if he walks away as a free agent. “Lazio remain, people come and go.”

The defender has been in negotiations for months, but is increasingly unlikely to pen a new deal.

As his current contract expires at the end of the season, the Dutch international will be able to agree terms with other clubs from February, with Inter, Juventus and Manchester United among those interested.

“Lazio remain, people come and go,” President Lotito told Radio Incontro Olympia.

“We behaved in the right way, respecting and getting the best out of him. We cannot complain. We await the choice of the player, it’s up to him and we’ll see what happens.”

Lotito also commented on the news that the Stadio Della Roma project has finally been given the go-ahead after several years of red tape chaos.

“If we are not given the same consideration that others received, it would be a very unpleasant situation. We want what Roma were given.”