Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly made a first approach to sign Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi, but they will be fortunate if the Turkish side go back to the negotiating table after a paltry first attempt.
It is claimed by Turkish source A Spor that Tottenham have made an offer of just €5 million (£4.5m) for the Kosovo international.
The 26-year-old striker, who has been linked with Tottenham for a number of months, has been considered by many a potentially interesting back-up option to current Tottenham star striker Harry Kane.
But that fee seems like a fairly unlikely amount for Tottenham to have bid, despite Daniel Levy’s reputation for being thrifty.
Back at the start of the month, Fanatik was suggesting that Tottenham or any other interested club – Muriqi has also been linked with Lazio and Napoli – would need to pay £22 million to secure his signature.
Whilst that seemed steep given the current circumstances, a £4.5 million bid seems way off the market value.
Whether or not the report is accurate is up for debate. Indeed, Football.London recently reported that, despite some interest, Muriqi is not currently considered a ‘viable target’ for Tottenham at this time.
If Tottenham did genuinely make a £4.5 million bid, then it is clear they do not see the 15-goal star as a serious option after all.