Ex-Cagliari star hints reunion with Cellino at Leeds United could be possibility

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Bari midfielder Andrea Lazzari spent three years at Cagliari under the controversial Leeds owner.

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Former Cagliari midfielder Andrea Lazzari has suggested to Italian radio station TMW Radio that he would not rule out reuniting with former chairman Massimo Cellino at Leeds United if the opportunity arose.

Lazzari is a hugely experienced player who has spent his entire career to date in his home country, having racked up well over 300 appearances in the Italian league system.

The 31-year-old former Fiorentina and Udinese man spent three successful years at Cagliari, then owned by Leeds chairman Cellino, between 2008 and 2011.

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Now currently playing for Bari, he was asked during an interview with TMW Radio about the possibility of rejoining Cellino in Elland Road, and made no move to rule it out.

Lazzari said: "Cellino [at] Leeds? I have not heard from anyone, but I'd like to try an experience abroad."

The former Italy Under-21 international would be a risky signing if the Whites decided to pursue a move following his revelation, having never played outside Italy.

Leeds United Chairman Massimo Cellino

However, he undoubtedly has experience to add to Garry Monk's side, something that the Leeds boss is reportedly looking for in the remainder of the transfer window.

At Cagliari he played largely as a number 10 or coming in from the left wing, but that was in his younger days and he would surely now operate as a more traditional central midfielder as his pace begins to wane.

At the moment, there is nothing to suggest that Leeds would be interested in bringing Lazzari to England, but with the player sounding relatively keen, it would not be too much of a surprise to see his name linked with the club more than once this summer.

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