Hernanes shrugs off Lazio exit link and sets sights on Scudetto

Hernanes has shrugged off speculation he could be sold in January, and has instead set his sights on one day winning the title with Lazio.

The Brazilian playmaker has been plying his trade in the Italian capital since the summer of 2010, and he has gone on to establish himself as one of the most impressive players in Serie A. To date, the 28-year-old, who has 23 international caps for his country, has made 114 top-flight appearances, and has chipped in with 32 goals.

It is no surprise, then, that Hernanes has been linked with a move away from Il Biancocelesti, with reports in recent weeks claiming he could even be sold in January if a suitable offer comes in. However, the playmaker has dismissed such rumours, whilst revealed an ambition to win the Scudetto with his current club.

“I’m in a good moment in my career,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “What happens next? I don’t know. But I am happy. I just have to continue doing what I’m doing. I want to achieve the goals that were set at the beginning of the season. Will they be reached? I don’t know. I want to win the Scudetto and I want to do it at Lazio. I want to make history.”

Hernanes, who will be down to the final 18 months of his contract in January, won his first honour in Italian football last season when Lazio beat rivals Roma in the Coppa Italia final. In regards to his ambition of winning the title, there are no signs that he could do that anytime soon, with his side currently in mid-table and 26 points off Juventus.


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