By Saikat Mandal

13th Jan, 2022 | 3:06pm

Leeds United make significant progress to sign Vedat Muriqi

Leeds United are looking to secure a deal for Lazio striker Vedat Muriqi in the January transfer window, according to reports from La Lazio Siamo Noi.

The report claims that the Whites are looking to bring him now in the January transfer and negotiations have progressed significantly.

The Whites are looking to offer a loan deal with an option to sign the player permanently at around £6.6million (8 million Euros).

Interesting

The report claims that both the clubs are hopeful that a deal could be reached.

Lazio are keen to get rid of the player who is yet to score this season from nine games in all competitions.

The Kosovo international has managed 83 career goals so far. A loan move with an option to buy seems a good idea.

It seems strange that Leeds are desperate to sign a player who has struggled badly over the last 18 months, despite their injury woes upfront.

Signing a midfielder remains the top priority for the Whites this month, but it seems Bielsa is also keen to add a striker.

Patrick Bamford has struggled with injuries badly this season while young sensation Joe Gelhardt has picked up an injury as well.

Bielsa has a reputation for improving players, and probably the club expect him to do the same with Muriqi as well who had a good scoring record during his time in the Turkish league.

In other Leeds United news, an expert has raved about this Leeds-linked midfielder touting him as a ‘Bielsa-type’ player.