In an exclusive revelation last week on our platform, we reported that Argentine forward Valentin Castellanos would be departing New York FC to join Lazio following an impressive loan spell at Girona. The Italian club has now officially confirmed the signing, with the transfer fee estimated to be around €20 million. However, the length of the contract has not been disclosed.
“S.S. Lazio announces that it has definitively acquired the sporting rights of player Castellanos Gimenez Valentin Mariano Josè from the Major League Soccer, who played last season in La Liga with Girona FC,” stated the press release from the Roman club. It is worth noting that Castellanos found the back of the net 14 times in 37 appearances across all competitions last season, which included a remarkable four-goal haul against Real Madrid. Additionally, he also provided one assist during his time at Girona.
This high-profile move signifies the growing reputation of the Major League Soccer (MLS) and its ability to attract overseas talents. Castellanos’ exceptional performances captured the attention of Lazio, a team known for their ambitious transfers and notable success in Italian football.
In securing the services of Castellanos, Lazio bolsters its attacking options and adds an exciting dynamic to their frontline. The Argentine’s proficiency in front of goal, as evidenced by his goal-scoring exploits last season, is expected to be a valuable asset to Lazio as they aim for domestic and continental success.
The confirmation of this transfer highlights the global appeal of football and the interconnectedness of different leagues worldwide. As Castellanos embarks on a new chapter in his career, all eyes will be on the young talent to see how he adapts to the challenges of Serie A and contributes to Lazio’s pursuit of glory.
— S.S.Lazio (@OfficialSSLazio) July 21, 2023