Lazio has signed Kosovo worldwide striker Vedat Muriqi from Turkish membership Fenerbahçe, the Serie A aspect confirmed Tuesday.
“Lazio publicizes the definitive buy of the participant Vedat Muriqi from Fenerbahçe,” the Roman membership mentioned in a short assertion.
The 26-year-old Muriqi will assist Serie A prime scorer Ciro Immobile as Lazio returns to Champions League soccer this season.
Simone Inzaghi’s aspect spent 17.5 million euros ($20.7 million) plus 2.5 million euros in add-ons for the companies of the ahead on a five-year deal.
Muriqi arrived in Turkey in 2014, when TFF First League aspect Giresunspor signed him on free switch. Two years later the Kosovo striker moved to Süper Lig aspect Gençlerbirliği Ankara.
After 1 half unsuccessful seasons at Gençlerbirliği, which noticed Muriqi rating solely 10 objectives in 55 outings, the ahead moved again to the TFF First League with Rizespor. In the second half of 2017-18 season, Muriqi scored 17 objectives in 16 video games to assist Rizespor safe promotion to the Süper Lig.
Muriqi continued his prolific goalscoring kind within the Turkish prime tier, netting 17 objectives in 34 league video games.
Ahead of final season, Istanbul powerhouse Fenerbahçe snatched the striker, who was the league’s second prime scorer, for 3.5 million euros ($4.15 million). He scored 15 of Fenerbahçe’s 58 objectives within the Süper Lig.
Muriqi earned 23 caps with the Kosovo nationwide workforce, scoring eight objectives.
The Italian top-flight kicks off this weekend however Lazio’s opener towards Atalanta has been pushed again till Sept. 30 due to the Bergamo membership’s Champions League “Final Eight” marketing campaign final month.
Lazio completed fourth final season and play their first Serie A match at Cagliari on Sept. 26.