Tottenham sent official for forward at weekend, club could sell for ‘giant’ offer
Sabah claim Tottenham Hotspur watched Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi in action for Kosovo during his country’s 2-1 victory over the Czech Republic at the weekend.
The 25 year old has been in great form recently and the Turkish newspaper claim the Premier League side are following his progress. With Fernando Llorente leaving Tottenham this summer this has left Mauricio Pochettino light in the No.9 position.
Along with Tottenham, it’s reported Serie A sides Napoli, Fiorentina and Lazio were also in attendance to watch him score for his team.
Sabah claim Fenerbahce’s board are very happy with his performances and won’t consider parting ways with the player unless someone makes a ‘giant’ offer for him.
Muriqi joined Fenerbahce from Caykur Rizespor during the summer transfer window for €3.5m and has quickly established himself as a key player at the Super Lig club. He’s completely transformed the attacking line at Fenerbahce since he made his debut, scoring two goals in the opening three games of the season.
The former Rizespor striker is under contract with Fener until June 2023.
Spurs had previously scouted the player when Kosovo defeated the Czech Republic last week.
Despite losing the game 5-3, Kosovo played some decent football at St. Mary’s and the Fenerbahce striker impressed against Gareth Southgate’s team.
Muriqi scored one and assisted the other two of his team’s three goals, and his overall display showed why Tottenham are showing serious interest in him ahead of the next transfer window.
Sabuncuoglu claim Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino and the club’s head of scouting Steve Hitchen monitored the forward.
Muriqi has been in great form for Fenerbahce this season and has scored two goals in three appearances for his new club. Subsequently there have been reports Fener now value him in the region of €20m and will only speak to clubs willing to pay this.
The former Rizespor striker is under contract with Yellow Canaries until June 2023.