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  20/04/2011: Carrillo: The tug of war
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A tug of war or reality ? While reports in Italy suggested that Carrillo to Lazio was a done deal, Peruvian newspapers have been reporting the total opposite.

According to, the only official offer that Alianza Lima has received was from Eredivisie side Gronningen.

Alianza Lima President has revealed that negotiations with Gronningen have already started and are underway:

"We know that the player will leave, but he will not leave before December because he will help us for the rest of the season. Gronningen are serious about his transfer and negotiations are on track."

It appears so far that the reports from Italy that suggest that Lazio submitted an offer of 2.1 million are mere speculation as the only confirmation received from Tare was that they are following Carrillo no more. Coupled with Alianza Lima's president's statement, this means that Lazio still have not submitted an offer for the player.

However, Alianza Lima President has kept the door open to other clubs including Lazio by saying: "We are waiting for the best offer for the lad. We need to garauntee his future and his family's future. Moreover, we want to keep a percentage of his rights."

Again, from such a statement, no one can have a conclusion on the situation of the negotiations between Lazio and Alianza Lima, nor one can make sure that such a negotiation exists. But what is sure is that Carrillo will not be staying at Alianza Lima next season, whether his destination is Gronningen as declared by the club's president, or whether the statement was used to push Lazio into action and use this as a leverage in negotiations, remains to be seen.

These incidents very much look like the situation that Lazio went through with Hernanes last summer. With the absence of a statement from the player, one can wonder about a conflict of interest between Carrillo who might welcome a move to Lazio and the club who are rooting for the best offer. Whether this will have the same outcome as that of Hernanes is left for time to decide...

Mahyar Yahfoufi

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