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With the break World called until early January, all the major European leagues are therefore forced to meet again directly in the new year. A first part of the season seasoned with a lot of entertainment and a few too many controversies, for a result full of emotions. The start of the Spanish championship was no less, in the grip of an unprecedented ranking between falls and rebirth. In this sense, it is the case of Majorca, managed for its second consecutive time to obtain permanence in the top flight. Currently stationed in 10th place in the rankings, the merit of the recent results of Pirates he is a former acquaintance of Serie A.
Talking about pirates and pirates is right Vedat Muriqi the extra weapon of the Spaniardscalled with the same nickname as the ex Lazio. Since his farewell to the capitolini, the Kosovar has managed to find the best form of him, so much so as to guide him to the finish line of salvation last year. A lot of strength and a lot of mentality have contributed to the rebirth of Muriqiready to convince a once again together with his crew.
Spain, the beginnings in the native land: the arrival in Turkey
Kosovar citizen by nature, Vedat Muriqi was born in Prizren on April 24, 1994. So much culture and tradition in his town, still covered by native Albanians who have created a real mix of knowledge. Inculcated on both sides, Muriqi therefore he also boasts Albanian citizenship in his curriculum. He takes his first steps in the world of football with the Lyria, a club belonging to the Prizren district. Between the youth team and the first team, he wore the shirt of the latter for eight years; with a final haul of 10 games and three goals in the first team alone. Impressive from a purely physical point of view, he then attracts the attention of Teutathe Albanian team playing in the top national league.
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Already at the age of 20, therefore, Muriqi moves away from home; thus moving from the Kosovar border to land on Albanian land. With the Teuta it does not reach large numbers, so much so that he ends the 2013 season with only one goal in 14 appearances. The pirate does not give up and moves on to Besa Kavajand on loan the following season, an important but necessary choice for his future.
The outright loan to the gialloneri is the turning point, with the latter, Muriqi he earned the attention of much more famous clubs, also in light of the three goals scored in 13 appearances. With goals and assists, the Kosovar attracts the interest of Giresunsoprclub that acquires the services at the end of the situation with i Besa Kavaje. Then in SuperLigafirst Turkish series, the Giresunspor pays out 550 thousand euros for his transfer, thus bringing the Pirate in Ottoman waters.
Spain, the years in the Superliga: a star shines
His experience with the Giresunspor leads him to become one of the leading players in the entire Turkish championship, envied above all for his ballistic skills. In this sense, in the two seasons with the Turkish club, Muriqi he closes with 21 goals in 57 outings, golden numbers that actually create so many expectations on his name. Tame the Ottoman waters, the Pirate moves even further out, moving in 2016 to the Genclerbirligi. Not a prominent team that of the Rossoneri, but equipped with the right crew to make the Kosovar star shine once again. You don’t have to pray twice Muriqi, also here has a total of five goals in 46 appearances; don’t worry for the Kosovar, who made up for it immediately after al Caykur Rizespor.
Following the experience with the Genclerbirligi, Muriqi signing in 2018 with the Caykur Rizesporanother Turkish team participating in SuperLiga. Here the Kosovar returns to being what he once was, that area bird of prey who distinguished himself in three different championships. With the green-and-whites, in just one year, between the championship and the cup, he ends up with a haul of 25 goals and 50 appearances; impressive average with a goal every two games. Between numbers and original games, Muriqi attracts the interest of Fenerbahce, the flagship club of the Ottoman mansion. For him, the Turkish club pays out an amount equal to 3.5 million euros, a bet of course, but even here the Pirate he does not let himself be found unprepared; becoming a real icon over time.
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Spain, the Kosovar pirate: the Italian call
Between some doubts and more than one uncertainty, Muriqi is welcomed by the fans of the Fenerbahce in the 2019 season. With the yellow canaries, the Kosovar becomes an icon of the squad, so much so that he receives personalized chants from the Turkish fans. “Pirate, Pirate”, is the most quoted word that year by the audience of Fenerbahce, totally in love with his striker. Marriage with the Turks works great, a level squad and much more they bring Muriqi scoring 15 goals in 32 appearances in his first season with the latter. A Kosovar who managed to make room for himself in Istanbul, managed, in just one year, to become the true protagonist of that team.
Perhaps too soon the fans sang victory Fenerbahcewho after only one season had to say goodbye to their own Pirate. The ambitions of Muriqi they are too big, the coat of arms of the club is not discussed, but the hunger to emerge is too much and forces him to leave Turkey at the end of the championship. To come forward is the Lazio, tempted by the large numbers produced by the bomber in Ottoman territory. Igli Tare and Claudius lot thus they focus on the Kosovar as a forward of the future, called to replace Still and walked away like a real flop.
Spain, Lazio and disappointment: the Iberian opportunity
Landed in Italy therefore close to the new season, in 2020, Muriqi becomes in all respects a player of the Lazio. After just one month of acclimatization, the Kosovar makes his debut in the home of Sampdoria, among other things finished with a clear 3-0 against the capitolini. The beginning of the end for the Pirate, who for the only time had to surrender in front of the sea of criticisms coming from all over the Biancoceleste environment. The subject of controversy for his awkward movements and a long goal-free period, Muriqi closes the first season with the Lazio with 27 matches and two goals, both coming against theAtalanta.
Too little both for him and for the Lazio management who, despite everything, decide to give the Kosovar a second chance. In the second year the situation does not change, on the contrary it gets worse. Finished the championship with no goals, Muriqi managed to touch down the field a total of 11 times; 16 fewer than the previous season. A real disappointment on both sides, never able to record and treated almost like a redundant, the Pirate gets back into the game with the Majorca, top-level Spanish team. The Spaniards buy him for a sum of 7 million euros, differently from what was paid with the Lazio, or a total of 20 million euros; the same ones that made him one of the highest paid in the history of the capitolini.
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Spain, landing in Mallorca: a golden choice
And who would have expected that a Kosovar departing from the city of Prizren could go around the world, but he has thought about this Muriqi to prove us wrong. Albania first and then Turkey, passing from Italy to Spain, a certain oxymoron, but even for a pirate there can be a happy ending. With the Majorca, Muriqi he immediately became a fan favouriteeffort and sweat that have been rewarded by all the audience of vermilion. As a twist of fate, one of the nicknames of the Iberian club is i Piratesperfect for each other’s future and present pirate. The curtain falls in the first season with five goals and three assists in 15 appearances, even managing to bring down battleships like theAtletico Madrid.
The real rise of Muriqi however it begins in the current year, a game with a bang between goals and author numbers. In fact, up to now, the Kosovar has eight goals in 12 seasonal outings, statistics which among other things see him in second place in the league’s top scorer. Between Barcelona And real Madridthe real surprise is just the Majorca, managed thanks to his striker to go up to the mid-table areas. His excellent period of form is also reflected in international events, so much so that he has reached a figure equal to 23 goals in 44 appearances for the Kosovo national team; thus making it the markers all-time of the history of the latter.
Spain, the technical data sheet: market rumors
To render Muriqi one of the best strikers in the Spanish league, it’s not just the numbers but also his outstanding characteristics. His technical sheet speaks of a player who is fast in tight spaces and physically strong, qualities that make him also skilled in aerial play. Naturally left-handed, his properties added to an excellent shot make him very similar to Zlatan’s profile Ibrahimovic, often comparing it to Swedish. Between prominent comparisons and fluctuating experiences, Muriqi has finally found his dimension, so as to attract the interest of many noble teams on him.
From a transfer market perspective, Muriqi would have been juxtaposed withAston Villaaccording to OkDiary.com. The English team would have strongly bet on the Kosovar, so much so as to ask for information already for the winter window. There is no shortage of numbers and neither is competitive hunger, i villains could be the true consecration of the Pirate; ready for the umpteenth time to sail new seas, this time heading across the Channel.