Manchester United and West Ham United are interested in signing alleged Tottenham target Vedat Muriqi, according to reports.

Last week, we relayed a story suggesting Spurs had sent scouts to watch Muriqi while the Fenerbahce striker was playing for Kosovo during the international break. After that, he provided two assists and scored a penalty in a 5-3 defeat to England at St Mary’s.

It Tottenham truly did have people at the game watching Muriqi, they must have been impressed with what they saw. However, it seems the Londoners now face competition to sign the 25-year-old.

The Express claims Manchester United also had scouts at the England game, and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is said to be keen on Muriqi. The report also reiterates Spurs’ interest.

Meanwhile, the Turkish outlet Sabah (as relayed by Hammers News) believes West Ham were another of the multiple clubs watching Muriqi play for Kosovo.

Muriqi, who scored 25 goals for Caykur Rizespor before moving to Fenerbahce this summer, has been compared to Zlatan Ibrahimovic because of his 6ft 4in frame and powerful style of play. He has found the net twice in three club appearances this term.

With Fernando Llorente no longer at the club, Tottenham could do with a traditional centre-forward to provide back-up for Harry Kane – perhaps Muriqi is the answer.

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  1. The Turkish league is not the English Premiership so please don’t be misled by this incumbent. We should rather attempt to snag Pukki from Norwich. Established already and a natural goal-scorer. I imagine he won’t be over-the-top price-wise.


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