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Lazio have made Felipe Caicedo available for about £4 million in January, giving Newcastle United and Everton a chance to bring the veteran striker back to England (CittaCeleste).

If you’re in need of a goal in the dying embers of stoppage time, there are few players you would rather have at your disposal.

Because the 31-year-old Ecuadorian is master of the Hollywood ending.

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With Lazio level at 3-3 away to Torino, it was Caicedo who scrambled the ball over the line in the 97th minute. In the next Serie A fixture, he repeated the trick against Juventus – this time in the 94th minute.

Sandwiched between was a Champions League clash with Zenit St Petersburg. This time Caicedo arrived surprisingly early to the party, scoring the equaliser with eight minutes of normal time remaining.

But therein lies a problem.

Photo by Marco Rosi – SS Lazio/Getty Images

Citta Celeste reports Caicedo is sick of being a ‘super-sub’.

He’s started just three Serie A and Champions League games in 2020/21 and, with Ciro Immobile not going anywhere, the former Manchester City youngster is eyeing a January exit from Stadio Olimpico.

Newcastle United and Everton have already been linked, via Ecuadorian publication Ecuagol, with a striker who was recorded to have the hardest shot in Italian football last season.

Apparently, Lazio president Claudio Lotito has promised the £40,000-a-week benchwarmer he can leave if offers of £4.5 million arrive.

Whether Caicedo would welcome a return to England, however, remains doubtful. In Callum Wilson and Dominic Calvert-Lewin, two of the hottest strikers in the Premier League are leading the line at Newcastle and Everton.

If it’s guaranteed game time he wants, Caicedo is better off looking elsewhere.

(Reuters)

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