Earlier this week, we relayed news from Italy that Leeds United have registered interest in Lazio’s Vedat Muriqi. On Thursday, La Lazio Siamo Noi stated the Whites ‘push to bring’ the striker ‘immediately’ to Elland Road.
The 27-year-old has struggled to impress for the Serie A side, since joining them from Fenerbahçe in 2020. He has only two goals and two assists so far and has not been relied upon by Maurizio Sarri in recent weeks.
Corriere della Sera state the Kosovo international has become a ‘problem’ for Lazio and to make it worse, ‘no one wants poor Muriqi’.
They point out a section of the Biancocelesti supporters ‘mock him’ and now Leeds fans are ‘coming too’. After the reports of the Premier League side’s interest in Muriqi emerged, some of their supporters made their feelings known on social media, telling the club not to sign him.
Sarri has informed the Italian club about the positions they need to strengthen in the winter market. Lazio, however, ‘need to sell Muriqi to unlock the market’.
Leeds United interest gets a mention, but Corriere della Sera adds Marcelo Bielsa’s side ‘don’t intend’ to take the attacker outright and instead, they are looking at a loan deal with a right of redemption set at €10m.
Lazio are keen to get rid of the player and Leeds could help them solve the ‘problem’, but with a specific formula.