Leeds United are set to provide Hull City with higher-level competition for Lazio striker Vedat Muriqi, as per a report from Italian outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.
It was reported by Corriere cello Sport on New Years’ Eve that the Championship outfit had expressed interest in the 27-year-old, as they continue to battle for second-tier safety this time around.
Muriqi has accumulated just 206 minutes of Serie A action this season, appearing 11 times for the Italian outfit with just one of those matches coming in the form of start.
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Last season followed a similar pattern with just seven of his 27 Serie A appearances coming from the very start.
Muriqi has particularly been impressing on the international stage, with the 27-year-old playing 37 times and scoring 18 for Kosovo since his debut in late 2016.
With Premier League interest seemingly putting Hull at a disadvantage, Football Insider have reported that Marcelo Bielsa has been told by his club that he can only make loan signings this month.
This is due to financial fair play regulations, meaning no permanent, fee-costing transfers are likely to place at Elland Road this month.
This could be pivotal in Hull’s pursuit of the striker, should they remain interested in striking a deal.
January is a massive month for the Tigers, as their progressing takeover deal could ensure them more possibilities.
They will be fully aware that the likes of Jacob Greaves and Keane Lewis-Potter are attracting attention, placing a lot of importance on what remains of the window.