Report: Leeds pushing to sign £6.7m striker good enough for ‘any team in England’, Bielsa wants him now
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Report: Leeds pushing to sign £6.7m striker good enough for 'any team in England', Bielsa wants him now

Leeds United have been linked with Vedat Muriqi in recent days.

Earlier this week, La Lazio Siamo Noi claimed the Whites had registered their interest in the striker.

Now, the same outlet claims Leeds’ interest in Muriqi is increasing and the transfer path is hotting up.

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The report – via Sport Witness – claims the Kosovo international is one of the players who can leave this month.

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The Biancocelesti are seemingly eager to sell Muriqi.

Muriqi has struggled at the Serie A club and will reportedly look to make a move in the January transfer window.

Leeds have apparently moved for the Kosovo international, and want to bring him to Elland Road ‘right away’.

The two clubs are reportedly in talks which have yielded significant progress.

However, Leeds and Lazio currently have a difference in opinion over the terms of the move, claimed the report.

The Italians are reportedly looking for a loan with obligation to buy for 8m euro (£6.7million).

This suggests Leeds would prefer either the option to buy, or perhaps a straight loan.

“The ideal centre-forward”

Muriqi is a tall, imposing striker known for his strength, aerial ability, hold-up play and powerful left foot.

He impressed at Caykur Rizespor and Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Lig in 2018-19 and 2019-20 respectively.

Muriqi scored 17 goals in 34 league appearances for the former, and 15 in 32 league appearances for the latter.

In 2019, Turkey icon Rustu Recber described Muriqi as the “ideal centre-forward”.

And in 2020, Damien Comolli deemed the 6ft 4in ace good enough to play for “any team in England”.

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