Lazio forward Vedat Muriqi confirmed that he is planning to respect his contract with the Biancocelesti amidst rumours about his future.
Speaking after his poker for Kosovo against San Marino yesterday (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), the 27-year-old Kosovan forward touched on his performance in last night’s win and his debut season in Italy with Lazio.
I didn’t expect to score four goals because every game is difficult. I’m a striker, but I also think about helping my teammates.
It was a great game and I’m happy especially for me because I didn’t have a good year at Lazio. We needed the win because we’d just come off a run of bad results.
Muriqi then touched on his future, confirming his intention to remain in Rome.
It doesn’t depend on me. I’ll be in Rome for the training camp. Lazio have invested in me, I still have four years left and I’ll respect my contract.
The 27-year-old Muriqi, who is contracted to the Biancocelesti until 2025, made 34 appearances across all competitions this season, for a total of 1182 minutes. In that time, he scored two goals and provided one assist.
The former Fenerbahce man had a tough first season with Lazio, arriving in Rome injured last summer before catching Covid-19 after recovering. As such, he missed the entirety of the team’s pre-season training camp and struggled to return to full fitness.
He has been linked with a possible return to Turkey but it seems for now that Lazio won’t give up on him just yet.