Lazio’s qualification to the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 has been a significant boost for the team from a financial standpoint. As noted by the Italian-based outlet Calcio e Finanza, Lazio has garnered a total of €45.2 million from its current Champions League run this season, including €9.5 million from clinching a spot in the Round of 16. However, the club will have to put aside a small portion of this amount to pay off a previous contract bonus clause.
As mentioned by the Turkish-based outlet Fanatik (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Lazio will have to pay Fenerbahce a €1 million bonus due to a clause in Vedat Muriqi’s contract. Since Lazio punched its ticket to the Champions League Round of 16, the Italian side will now have to pay up this amount as it was agreed to by the two sides when the transfer was finalized earlier this year.
Muriqi joined Lazio over the recent summer transfer window and has struggled to find his footing with the Italian side. He has only totaled for one start in Champions League play and is without a goal in Serie A this season.