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Lazio eye Galatasaray’s Mostafa Mohamed

The Serie A giants are hoping to land Galatasaray's Egyptian loanee on a swap deal.

UDINE, ITALY - MARCH 21: Vedat Muriqi of SS Lazio compete for the ball with Bram Nuytinck of Udinese Calcio during the Serie A match between Udinese Calcio and SS Lazio at Dacia Arena on March 21, 2021 in Udine, Italy. (Photo by Marco Rosi/Getty Images)
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Italian reports that have emerged lately suggested that Serie A outfit Lazio are interested in landing Galatasaray's striker Mostafa Mohamed in exchange for their Kosovan striker Vedat Muriqi. 

Mohamed joined Galatasaray during the last transfer window from Zamalek of Egypt on a year-and-half deal and relished an impressive start to his life in Turkey having scored six goals and providing an assist in his first six appearances. He has netted five goals in eight Super Lig games in addition to granting his team a victory in the derby against Fenerbahçe by scoring the game's only goal.

On the contrary, Vedat Muriqi didn't live up to the expectations of Lazio fans as he only found the back of the net twice in 25 games.

Ironically, Muriqi was one of Galatasaray's targets in 2019 when he decided to join Fenerbahçe. However, some may see this swap deal unlikely to happen amidst Mohamed's great form and Galatasaray's persistence to sign him permanently.

Talented prospect

Mohamed is one of Egypt's most promising talents, as many European clubs were interested in securing his services including French side AS Saint-Étienne, who were close to signing him before he completed his move to the Turkish giants.

Galatasaray are eligible to sign the 23-year-old on a permanent deal before December 2021 as per a clause in his contract.


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