Vedat Muriqi underlined his happiness at RCD Mallorca amid various transfer rumours and reflected on his tough time at Lazio.
The 28-year-old Kosovan forward has found a new lease of life since joining the Spanish side, initially arriving on loan in January last year before making a permanent move in the summer.
This season, Muriqi has scored nine goals and provided two assists in 16 appearances across all competitions, restoring his stock after a difficult period with the Biancocelesti.
Speaking to Marca (via LazioNews24), Muriqi first discussed his future and if he’s hoping for a move away from RCD Mallorca this month. He has recently been linked with a number of clubs in England and Spain.
I’ve never thought of leaving Mallorca, I’ll certainly stay 100% in January. However, it’s something that doesn’t depend on me, because a team can come along and agree a deal with Mallorca, and the managers could tell me ‘we’ll sell you’ and I can’t say anything.
I have a contract of many years and I never want to leave Mallorca. I am happy here, my family is happy here, I am playing and I am well, that is why I have never thought about leaving.
Pablo Ortells will come to me, I’ll try to tell him I don’t want to leave, but these are things that don’t depend on me. If I had to decide, it is clear that I would like to stay here.
He commented on his upswing in form in Spain and his tough time at Lazio.
Personally, I really like the atmosphere here. It’s January and it’s sunny. My family is happy, the children are doing very well at school.
Sometimes when you have a family and children you have to think more about them than about yourself, and that’s what I’m doing now.
Then I also think of myself because I’m doing well for the first time since Fenerbahçe. When I was at Lazio, I had a bad experience, and I don’t want to fail again.
Lazio have a vested interested in Muriqi’s future as they hold a 45% future resale clause following their agreement with RCD Mallorca.