Muriqi Set for Lazio Return After Mallorca’s Offer Fails to Convince

Vedat Muriqi is expected to join the Lazio squad at their pre-season training camp as RCD Mallorca fail to send in a convincing offer.

The 28-year-old Kosovan forward joined the Spanish side in the January transfer window on loan and immediately fit in well, scoring four goals and providing three assists in 15 La Liga appearances. Muriqi’s work was key in helping Mallorca avoid relegation and things were finally looking up for the former Fenerbahce man.

As detailed by Il Tempo (via LazioNews24), Mallorca’s highest offer for Muriqi is €8 million, a far distance from the €11 million requested by Igli Tare. In addition, Lazio need to keep the Kosovan a little longer if they want to take advantage of tax benefits as a result of the Growth Decree law.

In order to cash in from the Growth Decree, Muriqi cannot be sold in Italy before 24 months, and if he was then Lazio would have to return the taxes saved on the 28-year-old. Should he be sold abroad, however, the Roman club would have to pay around €3.5 million.

In addition to Mallorca, the Kosovan forward has also been linked with a move to Turkish side Galatasaray, although it’s unclear if he’d join considering his previous loyalty to Fenerbahce.

The expectation for now is that Muriqi will return to Rome at the start of July in order to join up with the Lazio pre-season training camp in Auronzo di Cadore. Staying until the January transfer window is now a serious possibility.

Tags Biancocelesti Fenerbahce Galatasaray Italy Lazio Mallorca Muriqi RCD Mallorca Rome Serie A Vedat Muriqi