According to notable Turkish news outlet Türkiye Gazetesi, Fenerbahce must sell Vedat Muriqi this summer. This is a result of the issues the club are currently experiencing with their budget; the Istanbul-based side needs to acquire a large amount of cash in a short period of time, and the best way to do this is by making capital gains on some of the members of their current squad.
Muriqi was signed by The Yellow Canaries this past summer (from Çaykur Rizespor Kulübü) for just €3.5 million. A steal for the striker who scored 17 goals and assisted a further eight goals in 34 matches in the 2018/19 campaign, his continued form this campaign has resulted in Fenerbahce requesting a minimum of €20 million for the Kosovo international.
It is important to note that this is the starting price for the player and that the amount that the club will receive will be subject to rising. This is due to the multitude of interest in the player, as in addition to Lazio, Monaco, Leicester City, Aston Villa, Atletico Madrid, and Tottenham, Juventus, Manchester United, and Eintracht Frankfurt have also set their sights on the player’s signature.
While the fee currently being reported seems a steep price for Lazio President Claudio Lotito to spend on a single player, Sporting Director Igli Tare might have a say in the potential transfer that could bring him to Rome; Turkish website Takvim recently reported that the Biancocelesti had submitted an official loan offer of €2.5 million for Muriqi, with a right of redemption (fee not mentioned) included.