Pandev seals Lazio stay
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lazio have agreed a permanent deal for striker Goran Pandev with joint-owners Udinese.
Lazio have agreed a permanent deal for Macedonia striker Goran Pandev with joint-owners Udinese.
The forward started 22 Serie A matches for the Stadio Olimpico outfit last term, and his two clubs have now agreed on a fee.
The Stadio Friuli club offered Lazio é¼3.65 million (£2.5 million) for his services but were outbid by Lazio's é¼4 million (£2.8 million) figure, a fact the player is made up about.
"I'm really happy. I had a few difficult days. I was on holiday, but I wasn't completely settled," Pandev told Corriere dello Sport.
"It was my dream to stay at Lazio, I've always said it.
"This season I scored 11 goals, but now I want to improve. I have a contract with Lazio until 2010 and I hope to remain here as long as possible."