A striker linked with Tottenham Hotspur has been described as good enough to play for any team in England, as reported by beIN Sports.
Jose Mourinho’s Spurs have reportedly got their sights on Fenerbahce’s Vedat Muriqi, who has registered 12 goals and five assists in the Turkish Super Lig this season thus far (Transfermarkt).
There appears to be a lot of interest in the 25-year-old’s signature stemming from the January transfer window, with Tottenham being joined by Aston Villa and Leicester City in the hunt for his services, according to Turkish Football.
Calciomercato, meanwhile, speculates that Italian side Lazio have also thrown their name in the hat for Muriqi, as well as Premier League duo Burnley and Manchester United.
The Italian outlet believes that Fenerbahce “have a need to sell”, and the price tag of 35million Euro (£30million) has been established.
Former Fenerbahce sporting director Damien Comolli – who was previously also at Tottenham – was responsible for signing Muriqi from Rizespor last summer.
“There were several Premier League sides who wanted tickets to watch Vedat before games,” Comolli is quoted by beIN Sports Turkey as saying.
“I think he could play at any team in England. Like Olivier Giroud, he needs to find a manager like Arsene Wenger.”
Muriqi is noted for his strength and aerial ability, and he would be an asset for Spurs, a tall, imposing attacking target who could be utilised in a manner similar to Fernando Llorente.
The comment about needing to play for a manager like the Arsenal legend may not go down too well with many Tottenham fans, but in Jose Mourinho they have one of the most successful, esteemed and heralded coaches in the world, who would get the best out of any player.