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Report: Tottenham Hotspur and Aston Villa scouted 12-goal striker at weekend

According to Turkish-Football, Aston Villa and Tottenham Hotspur were among the clubs who scouted Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi at the weekend.

Muriqi was in action for Fenerbahce in the Turkish Super Lig game against Trabzonspor this past Saturday, with the Istanbul outfit losing 2-1.

The report has claimed that Villa, Leicester City, Tottenham and AS Monaco were among the clubs who sent officials or representatives to watch the 25-year-old striker in action.

It has been added that the Villans wanted to sign the Kosovo international in the January transfer window, but Fenerbahce were not prepared to sell him.


Muriqi is a very good striker who is playing well at the moment, and it is not a surprise that clubs in the Premier League are reportedly interested in signing him in the summer of 2020 and are scouting him.

Muriqi joined Fenerbahce in the summer of 2019, and has made 18 starts and one substitute appearance in the Turkish Super Lig so far this season, scoring 12 goals and providing four assists in the process, according to WhoScored.

Villa or Tottenham?

Villa have had issues in the final third this season after former loanee Tammy Abraham returned to Chelsea in the summer.

Wesley Moraes has picked up a serious injury and has been ruled out for the rest of the campaign, while Dean Smith’s men swooped to land Borja Baston in the January transfer window.

Tottenham have struggled to find a deputy to hotshot centre forward Harry Kane in recent years and with the talisman now injured, are short of options in attack.

Jose Mourinho has been fielding Lucas Moura as the furthest man forward for Spurs in recent matches, but the North London side will hope that Kane is back sooner rather than later.

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