By Saikat Mandal

15th Jan, 2022 | 3:10pm

Vedat Muriqi waiting for Fenerbahce offer amid Leeds United interest

Leeds United reportedly find themselves in a tug of war to sign Vedat Muriqi in the January transfer window.

According to a recent report from Tuttomercato, Lazio are looking to sell Muriqi this month to free up space and wages for potential new arrivals.

The 27-year-old striker is expecting an official bid from Turkish club Fenerbahce, while Championship outfit West Bromwich Albion are also keen.

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The Whites should steer clear of the race and allow other suitors to have a look at him.

Leeds reportedly are looking to sign him on loan with an option to buy permanently next summer.

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Even if that looks enticing, the Whites should stay away from this tug of war.

He had a decent scoring record when he played for Turkish teams, but his performances at Lazio have been really poor.

The Kosovo international has only managed two goals in 48 appearances across all competitions and the numbers should not thrill Victor Orta.

While it can be a risk-free business, the priority lies elsewhere at the moment. Leeds must look to bring in a midfielder this month, with Kalvin Phillips out injured till May.

With Patrick Bamford returning to fitness and Tyler Roberts operating as back-up, Leeds can manage till the end of the season.

Spending money on Muriqi, even if on a loan deal, is not worth the hassle.

In other Leeds United news, Sky Sports says the Whites are in pursuit of this “wonderful” central midfielder.