Liverpool cult hero Lucas Leiva arrives in Italy for Lazio switch

Liverpool cult hero Lucas Leiva arrives in Italy for Lazio switch

Liverpool cult hero Lucas Leiva arrives in Italy for Lazio switch

The fact of Lucas' departure from Liverpool now seems like a fait accompli, with one of Lazio's own longtime servants publicly welcoming the pending arrival of the Brazilian midfielder.

Lucas is Liverpool's current longest-serving player after a decade on Merseyside, but was left out of the squad for a friendly against Wigan last week as he considers his future.

Liverpool stalwart Lucas could be heading to Lazio after the Serie A outfit reportedly made a £5million bid for his services.

The 30-year-old has been permission given to travel to Italy and discuss personal terms with Lazio and undergo a medical ahead of a possible move.

"Lucas Leiva is a great player with a lot of experience", he told Mediaset Premium, as reported by Football Italia.

Lucas, who departs having only won the League Cup in 2012, represented Brazil on 24 occasions between 2007 and 2013.

How could Liverpool line up next season?

The Brazil worldwide, who has spent a decade at Anfield, will be absent for Friday's friendly with Wigan at the DW Stadium. The Brazilian midfielder, along with James Milner, are two of the senior most players in an otherwise young side.

He played 25 games as Liverpool finished as runners-up in the 2008-09 season and established himself as a first-team regular starter the following campaign.

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