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Tottenham send scouts to watch Kosovo striker Vedat Muriqi – but they could face competition from Italy

Vedat Muriqi

Turkish outlet Sabah (opens in new tab) claims that the 25-year-old has attracted interest from the Premier League side after starting the 2019/20 campaign in good form.

Tottenham (opens in new tab) weren’t alone in tracking the striker’s progress, though, as Lazio (opens in new tab), Fiorentina (opens in new tab) and Napoli (opens in new tab) also sent scouts to watch Muriqi score during Kosovo’s 2-1 win over the Czech Republic.

It was his second goal of the international break, after also hitting the target in a 3-2 win away to Bulgaria on Friday.

However, the report warns that Fenerbahce are unlikely to let the striker go without a fight in January and will hold out for a large bid.

Muriqi only arrived at the Istanbul giants this summer from Caykur Rizespor for €3.5 million but has settled quickly by scoring twice in the opening three Super Lig games of the season.


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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio.