Dele-Bashiru: Lazio move 48 hours away for new Super Eagles no.10

Reports in the Italian media indicate that Lazio are ramping up their efforts to secure the signing of Fisayo Dele-Bashiru, who is currently contracted with Turkish club Hatayspor.

The 23-year-old emerged as one of the standout performers in the recently concluded league season, playing a key role in Hatayspor's successful fight against relegation.

A product of the Manchester City academy, he enjoyed his most prolific season to date, scoring nine goals and providing six assists across all competitions, finishing as the club’s joint-top scorer.

Dele-Bashiru signed a three-year contract upon joining Hatayspor, but his impressive performances have attracted interest from several clubs.

Fisayo Dele-Bashiru transfer to Lazio: €6 Million deal expected

According to the latest report from Alfredo Pedulla, a conference call is scheduled within the next 48 hours to finalise the details of the transfer.

The deal with Lazio is expected to be around €6 million, plus bonuses, which aligns with the €7 million release clause for international clubs in his contract.

Dele-Bashiru: Lazio move 48 hours away for new Super Eagles no.10
UYO, NIGERIA – JUNE 7: Fisayo Dele-Bashiru of Nigeria and Elias Mokwana of South Africa during the 2026 FIFA World Cup, WM, Weltmeisterschaft, Fussball Qualifier match between Nigeria and South Africa at Goodswill Akpabio International Stadium on June 7, 2024 in Uyo, Nigeria. Photo by Oty Silas Copyright: xShengolpixsx

The Nigerian midfielder has expressed his keenness to join Lazio, where he aims to further his career in Serie A and continue his development as an international player.

As Lazio prepares to finalise the transfer of Luis Alberto to Al Duhail, they are simultaneously working to bring the Nigerian international into the squad.

Dele-Bashiru scored his maiden Super Eagles goal in the 2026 World Cup qualifier against South Africa at the Godswill Akpabio Stadium last Friday.

Sadly, he got injured later in the game and subsequently missed Nigeria's 2-1 defeat to Benin on Monday.

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