Last summer, Lazio splurged on Fenerbahçe SK forward Vedat Muriqi when they spent €17.5 million for the 27-year-old (in addition to a possible €1.5 million in bonuses). This was the club’s 9th most expensive signing ever.
However, after one season, the transfer has already proved to be a disaster for the Biancocelesti. In 34 appearances in 2020-21, Muriqi only scored two goals. The forward was supposed to bring some added scoring depth with Lazio balancing European and domestic competitions but didn’t provide that whatsoever.
Now the Rome-based club is looking to get out of this deal. According to Italian football journalist Nicolò Schira, there’s a meeting scheduled in Milan between Lazio sporting director Igli Tare and the intermediary Valerio Giuffrida, resulting in Muriqi potentially leaving the club this summer.
Various clubs have reportedly expressed interest in the Lazio forward. Fenerbahçe would like to see their former striker return to the Turkish club but have not put forth an official offer for Muriqi yet.
It is seeming more and more like it will be one and done for the Kosovan international with Lazio.