NEWS
Saturday September 5 2020
Done deal: Muriqi to Lazio

Lazio have finally reached an agreement with Fenerbahce to sign striker Vedat Muriqi for close to €20m, claim Sky Sport Italia.

There had already been reports this evening of negotiations stepping up with a meeting between the two clubs.

It seems those were successful, as a deal was done for €18m plus €2m in bonuses.

According to lalaziosiamonoi.it, the figures are €17.5m plus €1.5m in bonuses and a five per cent cut of any future sell-on fee.

A medical is expected on Monday in Rome and the contracts are being exchanged between the clubs this evening.

Muriqi had apparently agreed the move weeks ago, but there were unexpected delays after Fenerbahce raised their asking price beyond the original €18m.

The 26-year-old Kosovo international only joined Fenerbahce from Rizespor last summer for €3.5m, so his sale is making them a huge profit.

Muriqi scored 17 goals in 36 games for Fenerbahce, also contributing seven assists.

He is a fiery character and was sent off twice last season in Turkey.

The centre-forward scored eight goals in 23 senior caps for Kosovo and stands at 1.94m tall.

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