Muriqi: ‘Bad Experience at Lazio, Don’t Want to Fail Again’

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.

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