According to beIN SPORTS Türkiye, Lazio are once again said to be pursuing Fenerbahçe S.K. and Kosovo international striker Vedat Muriqi. The Biancocelesti are said to have made an offer to the Turkish club which will be evaluated in the coming days; a meeting could be scheduled to seek an agreement after being in contact over the past few weeks.
Muriqi has long been a target of Lazio; especially Sporting Director Igli Tare. While a loan offer was made in early 2020, it was declined by Fenerbahçe. However, as the Turkish club’s financial situation is the poorest it has been it quite some time, and as Lazio have secured UEFA Champions League football for the 2020/21 season, the Biancocelesti’s chances at signing the striker are higher than ever.
To further add to this transfer rumour, Muriqi’s Agent Haluk Canatar recently spoke about the striker’s future, stating that offers from clubs in both Italy and England have been received and that his future will be decided within 10 days.
Muriqi, who is 26 years of age, made 36 appearances in all competitions (Turkish Süper Lig and Türkiye Kupasi) this past 2019/20 season for Fenerbahçe. He scored 17 goals and provided seven assists in 2939 minutes of play (an average of 173 minutes per goal).