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Report: Tottenham, Aston Villa and Manchester United want Vedat Muriqi

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Report: Tottenham, Aston Villa and Manchester United want Vedat Muriqi

The 25-year-old has been in impressive goalscoring form for Fenerbahce this season.

Tottenham, Manchester United and Aston Villa are eyeing up a move for Vedat Muriqi during the summer transfer window, according to Calciomercato.

The report suggests that the striker has a release clause in his contract of £29.7 million.

Muriqi has scored 13 goals and registered five assists this season, attracting interest from across Europe in the process.

Lazio were linked with a move during January. It is thought, however, that they won’t compete financially with clubs from the Premier League.

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Burnley offered £21 million for the target man during the mid-season transfer window but the Turkish side opted not to sell.

Muriqi has a contract with Fenerbahce until 2023. As a result, they will stand firm over receiving their full valuation of the player.

Villa landed Borja Baston in January, United signed Odion Ighalo and Tottenham failed to sign a replacement for Harry Kane.

The strikers signed by Villa and Manchester United are likely to be short-term measures and their interest will seemingly remain in the summer.

Muriqi, 25, is a Kosovo international. In 23 appearances for his country, he has netted eight goals and will hope to fire his country to Euro 2020 through the play-offs.

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With Harry Kane returning for next season, it seems unlikely that Spurs will plunge nearly £30 million on a backup striker.


Mourinho will want to avoid deja vu next season, however, so don’t completely rule them out.

If Villa are relegated they will be counted out of the running immediately.

Manchester United might have to wait and see what European competition they will be playing in.

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Whoever does land Muriqi will get themselves a solid striker.

He is at an age where he can still improve and he has scored goals wherever he has played.

Having never played in a top European league, the jury will remain out with some supporters.

His aggressive style and physicality in the attack should adhere him to whichever supporters he ends up playing in front of.

As he’s unproven in the top-flight of English football, he’d represent a risk to the interested parties.

Given his attributes, however, he’s a gamble that seems worth taking.

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