River Plate goalkeeper Juan Pablo Carrizo has assured Lazio fans he's on his way for the January market.

A passport cock-up wrecked Carrizo's move last summer, however he is now close to securing his Italian papers and said: "I am already a Biancoceleste ultra.

"I watched Lazio draw 2-2 with Real Madrid on TV and I was jumping out of my seat.

"I'll be joining them in January and hope we can make the Champions League quarterfinals."