Tottenham Hotspur are believed to have sent a scout to watch Kosovo international Vedat Muriqi in action against the Czech Republic on Saturday afternoon, according to European media outlet Sabah.

Spurs have been on the lookout for another centre-forward for the entire summer, after they allowed Fernando Llorente to leave the capital at the end of last season.

It did look for much of the latter part of the transfer window that Tottenham would sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus, but that broke down quite late on, which leaves them with without a genuine striker should anything happen to Harry Kane.

Spurs haven’t kicked off the season in the best form, with just one win from their opening four matches, although the England captain has found the back of the net three times in those games, and bagged a hat-trick against Bulgaria at the weekend to maintain his bright start to the campaign.

However Tottenham will not need reminding that he missed a lot of last term because of injury, and need to ensure nothing happens to him until they can address the situation in January.

It would appear as though Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has identified the man he wants to bring in to fill his void, with the Fenerbahce striker said to be on his radar.

Muriqi has lit up the Turkish attack this season, already finding the back of the net twice in just three matches after signing from Caykur Rizespor in July, arriving with a big reputation after a good record at his former club.

The 25-year-old has a good recent scoring record, and being tall and powerful he would be exactly what Tottenham are looking for as a different option and an alternative to Kane.

It is understood that Fenerbahce would be willing to sell the striker, but they are unlikely to let him go for anything less than a substantial offer, which could provide a stumbling block to any deal.


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