Galatasaray have sent former defender Hakan Balta to Rome to try and convince Lazio forward Vedat Muriqi to join the club’s project in Turkey, according to a report from Turkish media outlet Fotospor.com earlier today.

The report details how the Turkish giants, who are currently 4th in the Super Lig after 16 games, believe the former Fenerbahce man may be the perfect player to help the side achieve yet another league title this season, after their disappointing 6th place finish last campaign.

The 26-year-old Kosovan forward, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2025, has not settled well in Rome yet, failing to contribute to a goal in his first 11 appearances for the Roman club.

Muriqi arrived in the Italian capital at the start of September but tested positive for Covid-19, being forced into quarantine. He then suffered from a slight muscle strain, which reappeared after his first eight appearances.

Lazio spent around €18 million to bring Muriqi to Rome from Fenerbahce, but now a possible return to Turkey is already on the cards.


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