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Lucas Completes £5m Lazio Move After 10 Years At Liverpool

Lucas Leiva’s 10-year spell at comes to an end as the Brazilian has completed a £5 million move to Lazio.

Lazio unveiled their new signing Lucas after his £5m move from Liverpool

He had joined the Reds for the same transfer fee from Gremio on May 11, 2007.

The Brazilian skipped Friday’s 1-1 friendly draw at Wigan Athletic and travelled to Italy to finalise his move.

Both Lazio and Liverpool officially announced the deal on Tuesday for the Brazilian midfielder, who also played as a defender under Klopp last season.

He had been linked with a move away from Anfield in the last few transfer windows but now he has finally opted to test new waters and is ready for a new challenge at Lazio.

Lucas meets Lazio fans after joining the club in a £5m deal

Lazio roped in the Brazilian as a replacement for Lucas Biglia, who joined for an initial transfer fee of £15m this summer.

Leiva said: “Liverpool as a club and Liverpool as a city is a unique place. I think it’s different from everywhere. The fans are a big part of the club, probably the most important part of the club, and without them Liverpool wouldn’t be the same club I would say.”

Lucas went to the training ground to meet his new team-mates

“Thank you for all the support, especially in difficult times, that’s when it means a lot. We all know that Liverpool fans are really special and they were always here for me.”

Lucas with Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi after his move to Rome

“I’ll always be watching and supporting Liverpool and for sure I’ll be back, in the city to visit friends and watch games in the future.”

Lucas enjoyed a close relationship with Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp

The 30-year-old midfielder made 346 appearances for the Reds during his ten years of service at Liverpool.

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