Lazio’s deal with Turkish side Fenerbahce for Kosovan forward Vedat Muriqi involves four payments totaling €17.5 million, according to a report from today’s paper edition of the Rome based newspaper il Tempo.
The report details how rumours from Turkey suggest that the Biancocelesti have already paid their first payment, €4.875 million, to Fenerbahce for the 26-year-old Kosovan, on the day that he was signed.
The second payment, worth the same as the first, should be paid by the end of the calendar year, although Lazio would like to postpone it until January.
In case of late payments, as agreed by both parties across various meetings, Fenerbahce would be entitled to receive up to 18% extra on top of the amount due.
Muriqi has made seven appearances across all competitions so far this season, for a total of 284 minutes. In that time, he has struggled to fully adapt to coach Simone Inzaghi’s tactical system, although it is still early days for the Kosovan.
The Biancocelesti are hopeful that Muriqi will be a star soon enough.