Vedat Muriqi: Igli Tare’s Plan to Sign Kosovo Forward

A name that has been lingering in the Lazio atmosphere for some time now, Fenerbahce forward Vedat Muriqi remains linked heavily to the Biancocelesti. Despite the strength of Ciro Immobile, Felipe Caicedo and Joaquin Correa, in addition to young forward Bobby Adekanye climbing the ranks, Lazio president Claudio Lotito appears to remain in the market to sign another forward. Muriqi has been linked to Lazio for some time and with the Turkish club in financial difficulties, there is a genuine chance that he could make a move away from Turkey this summer.

Vedat Muriqi Playing with Turkish Süper Lig Side Fenerbahçe S.K., Source- Getty Images
Vedat Muriqi Playing with Turkish Süper Lig Side Fenerbahçe S.K., Source- Getty Images

Italian newspaper La Gazetta dello Sport has reported that Lazio has a plan in order to secure Muriqi’s signature. The plan is to send sporting director Igli Tare to negotiate in person, with the Albanian director typically succeeding in negotiations with players from Eastern Europe, having a knack of getting them on board. If Lazio wants to sign Muriqi, however, it is likely that the club will have to cough up a fee in the region of €20 million. Whilst this is a steep sum initially, the prospect of UEFA Champions League football could gift the Biancocelesti some more expendable funds for the summer market, of which some could be spent on the Kosovo international.