Yes he is great, and he might always find a great club to continue his career. At least for now the rumors send him in Barca.
As about Cragnotti I think he said only Veron and Nesta are not for sale since they are praparing to buy Rivaldo (I wonder why'd they need him).
Almeyda, is a great player. It is unfortunate that his communication with Ericksson is so bad. I know that Cragnotti (Lazio's owner) has great respect for Almeyda as a player and as a person.
Almeyda, is not the type of player, that should be sitting on the bench, regardless of how good the team is. If things don't work out for him, there are so many clubs that have already expressed a strong interest in obtaining his services.