Lazio have completed the signing of Ciro Immobile from Sevilla on for an undisclosed fee, presumed to be around the €8 million mark.
Immobile is back in Serie A for a second successive loan spell having returned to Torino in January on a six month loan deal. The striker underwent his medical this morning in Rome ahead of the move and admitted to being both "happy and excited for this new adventure" while also confirming to reporters that Lazio were his first choice despite their being a reported possibility he could've secured a move to home town club Napoli.
Since leaving Torino after the 2013/14 season, the 26-year-old has ultimately failed to find his scoring boots in spells with Borussia Dortmund and Sevilla but last season saw him net five times in 14 appearances for Torino as well as setting up five, which Lazio will no doubt be hoping continues into the upcoming season.
Second big signing in past few days
Immobile joins Jordan Lukaku, younger brother of Everton's Romelu, through the door at the Stadio Olimpico.
Lukaku completed his move to the Italian capital on Saturday from KV Oostende in his native homeland, Belgium a day after his 22nd birthday.
Whether the full back will slot straight into Simone Inzaghi's plans or not is unknown but being just 22 it is clear that they see him as a long term replacement for long time servant and vice captain Stefan Radu who has made the left back position his own since joining in 2008.
Lukaku's signing also keeps with the recent trend Lazio have with signing young defenders with Stefan de Vrij and Wesley Hoedt both coming in in recent years.
In a somewhat minor dealing, the aquile also secured the services of youngster Ramon Muzzi who is expected to report to the primavera side for the duration of this season.