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Report: Tottenham and Burnley make contact for £20m-rated star, both rejected

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Report: Tottenham and Burnley make contact for £20m-rated star, both rejected

Turkish newspaper Aksam have claimed that both Tottenham Hotspur and Burnley have made contact with Fenerbahce director football Damien Comolli over a move for £20million-rated striker Vedat Muriqi.

Muriqi, 25, is in excellent form for Fenerbahce this season as the Turkish giants look to forget about last season’s dismal sixth-placed finish. They currently sit in fourth place, six points behind league leaders Sivasspor.

Kosovo international Muriqi has netted 11 goals in 18 games for Fener since joining the club in the summer from Caykur Rizespor. He also netted in England’s Euro 2020 win over Kosovo, a match that ended 5-3 to the Three Lions.

The report claims Muriqi is valued at £20million, but both Spurs and Burnley have been told the player is not for sale this month after making contact with ex-Spurs director Comolli. He has a contract at Fener until the summer of 2023.

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TBR’s view – Would Muriqi be a good signing for Spurs or Burnley?

It is a good question. There is no question that both sides need a bit of inspiration in the final third – Harry Kane has torn his hamstring leaving Spurs without a natural, experienced striker, while Burnley are sitting perilously close to the drop zone.

 

Burnley are just two points above the bottom three, but from 19th to 13th place, the difference is just six points. A striker would be a good signing for both clubs, but would Muriqi? The Turkish league has seriously diminshed in quality.

That was proven by Galatasaray’s awful effort in the Champions League, winning just two points from a possible 18 in the group stage. So, Muriqi is rather unproven at the top level – such as the Premier League. Both clubs should look elsewhere.

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