Max Kruse compares Tottenham target Vedat Muriqi to Lewandowski

Robert Lewandowski of Muenchen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on April 06, 2019 in Munich, Germany.

Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Vedat Muriqi.

Vedat Muriqi of Kosovo scores his sides third goal from the penalty spot during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between England and Kosovo at St. Mary's Stadium on September 10, 2019 in...

Tottenham Hotspur fans may not have known much about Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi a week ago, but they'll have certainly heard of him by now.

His move from Caykur Rizespor to Fenerbahce this summer won't have made many headlines in England, with few aware of his 17 goals and eight assists last season.

Even after two goals in three games to start his Fenerbahce career, Muriqi hasn't really become a household name, but he's suddenly on the radar.

 

Sabah reported earlier this week that Spurs sent a scout to watch him in action for Kosovo against Czech Republic last Saturday, and he scored in a 2-1 victory his country.

Muriqi then took on England on Tuesday night, and again impressed by picking up two assists and scoring a penalty in a 5-3 defeat at Southampton's St. Mary's Stadium.

The 25-year-old target man – standing at 6ft 4in tall with great strength and aerial ability – showed against England that he's more than just a battering ram, as he produced an outstanding no-look cross for Valon Berisha's second goal of the night.

Robert Lewandowski of Muenchen runs with the ball during the Bundesliga match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Borussia Dortmund at Allianz Arena on April 06, 2019 in Munich, Germany.

Spurs need a target man after releasing Fernando Llorente, and with Muriqi seemingly on their radar, they may be interested to hear the latest comments from Fenerbahce teammate Max Kruse.

Kruse has told Aksam that he thinks Muriqi is similar to Bayern Munich superstar Robert Lewandowski, and believes Muriqi will be good enough to play for Bayern in a couple of years – so Spurs may well need to get in quickly if they want him.

“He is very ambitious, very willing, very hardworking,” said Kruse. “I compare him to Lewandowski. I'm telling him that. I think he will be at Bayern's level in 2-3 seasons,” he added.

Max Kruse of Fenerbahce Istanbul gestures during the Audi cup 2019 3rd place match between Real Madrid and Fenerbahce at Allianz Arena on July 31, 2019 in Munich, Germany.

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