The agent of Vedat Muriqi, Haluk Canatar, has today revealed that he has spoken to West Bromwich Albion and Fenerbahce regarding the future of his client, according to Nexus Sport.
The update provided by Nexus Sport claims that Canatar told Fenerbahce that “he would receive an official offer from West Bromwich Albion for his player, Vedat”.
Translated directly from Turkish to English, the sentence is slightly warped but can be interpreted in two ways.
Firstly, that an offer from the Baggies would be ‘well-received’ by Canatar, which indicates that Muriqi could be keen on a switch to the Premier League.
Or, alternatively, he may be telling Fenerbahce to expect an official offer from West Brom this summer.
The piece then goes on to mention that Canatar told the Albion board that “Fenerbahce does not negotiate under €15m”.
This price tag was first uncovered in our article breaking the news of a potential bidding war between Leicester and the Albion for Muriqi, as before this time it was widely believed that he would cost closer to €20m to pry from the Yellow Canaries.
The €15m price tag that Fenerbahce are after translates to £13.5m, which makes the striker an affordable option for the Baggies this summer, much to the delight of Slaven Bilic who is understood to be a big admirer of the 26-year-old.
So, now that West Brom know the figure Fenerbahce are after, it simply remains to be seen whether the club will pay up in full or try to barter for a lower sum.
Our fingers are crossed that we can land the Kosovo international ahead of the upcoming season.
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