Vedat Muriqi wants to stay with RCD Mallorca and things are looking positive as they look to sign the Lazio loanee.
The 28-year-old Kosovan forward joined the Spanish outfit on loan back in the January transfer window and he immediately settled in well, scoring in his debut La Liga match against fellow relegation candidates Cadiz.
Muriqi ultimately scored five goals and provided three assists in his six months on loan with Mallorca.
As reported by Corriere dello Sport (via LazioNews24), the €14 million price tag agreed in January will need to be lowered in order for a deal to be reached. Lazio seem willing to accept around €10 million for Muriqi, a price that appears to be acceptable to Mallorca, and this figure would see them avoid capital losses in the budget.
The Kosovan striker has already agreed personal terms with the Spanish club, ready to sign a possible four-year contract worth €2.5 million net per season.
This really seems to be a good deal for all parties, despite the fact that Lazio are recouping essentially half of what they paid Fenerbahce back in September 2020. Muriqi’s market value plummeted in Rome, so at least picking up around €10 million makes things a little more palatable.
It’s a shame that Muriqi never managed to shine with Lazio as he did look good during his time in Turkey. It’s clear that a multitude of factors limited his success but his strong start to life in Spain with Mallorca does prove that he has more quality than was ever shown in Rome.
Completing sales like this or Denis Vavro to FC Copenhagen are incredibly key for Lazio this summer as they look to overhaul the squad, so hopefully they’ll manage to get the Muriqi transfer across the line early into the summer transfer window.