RCD Mallorca are exploring the possibility of obtaining a small discount on Vedat Muriqi as they look to permanently sign the Lazio loanee.
The 28-year-old Kosovan forward joined the struggling Spanish side on loan in January in an attempt to relaunch his career following an incredibly disappointing 18-month spell in Rome. Things have gone well in La Liga and Muriqi was instrumental in helping Mallorca avoid relegation.
As reported by La Lazio Siamo Noi, the Mallorca management is working with Lazio to try and obtain a small discount in order to pull off a deal. Things could be finalised on the basis of around €10-11 million, a little less than the €12 million buy option attached to his loan deal.
The Kosovan forward is keen to stay in La Liga and Lazio are willing to cut their losses, but they still want to ensure some semblance of capital gain. Mallorca have never spent €12 million on a single player, so their push for a discount is understandable.
Muriqi has scored five goals and provided three assists in 16 La Liga appearances this campaign, more goal contributions than he provided in 49 Lazio appearances (two goals and two assists).
There is no excuse now if Lazio somehow manage to retain Muriqi this summer. It’s clear that he’ll never find success in Rome, whether due to confidence or tactical uncertainty, and for the figures being discussed it seems like a no-brainer to sell the Kosovan to Mallorca, where he clearly feels much happier.