Tottenham Hotspur have suffered a serious blow in their pursuit of Turkish outfit Fenerbahce’s in-form striker Vedat Muriqi, as per Aksam.
The North London-based outfit have been struggling with injuries in the ongoing campaign where they are without an out-right striker after a serious injury to star forward Harry Kane who has been ruled out at least until April.
There have been reports of interest from Tottenham in signing Italian club AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piątek, but the deal could not materialise as the Serie A-based outfit were only interested in letting the striker leave on a permanent basis.
As per the latest report, Spurs’ have then made a move for Fenerbahce’s in-form striker Muriqi but the Turkish club have turned down their offer.
Tottenham were not the only club to have approached Fenerbahce for their prized asset as Burnley’s offer was also turned down.
The 25-year-old reported Spurs target is highly-rated in the football community and has been attracting interest from a number of clubs in Europe.
The Kosovo international has been at Fenerbahce since the summer of 2019 when he moved from league rivals Caykur Rizespor – and has thrived in Istanbul.
Since then, Muriqi has already scored 12 times along with providing five assists in just 19 appearances for his current club.
Tottenham fans will be desperate for the club to bolster their attacking ranks in the next ten days before the transfer window closes – their Champions League qualification hopes could depend on it.