Report: Tottenham Hotspur scouted Vedat Muriqi against England

Vedat Muriqi of Kosovo beats Jordan Pickford of England from the penalty spot to make it 5-3 during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifier match between England and Kosovo at St. Mary's Stadium on...

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly want to sign Vedat Muriqi.

Vedat Muriqi (C) of Fenerbahce in action against Ugurcan Cakir (R) and Majid Hosseini (L) of Trabzonspor during Turkish Super Lig week 3 match between Fenerbahce and Trabzonspor at Ulker...

According to Fanatik, Tottenham Hotspur had a scout present to watch Vedat Muriqi in action for Kosovo against England at St. Mary’s Stadium this week.

England got the better of Kosovo 5-3 at Southampton’s home ground in the European Championship Qualifying Group A on Tuesday evening.

 

Muriqi scored for his team in the 55th minute from the penalty spot and had a good game on a personal level.

The 25-year-old striker joined Fenerbahce in the summer transfer window, and has scored two goals in three Super Lig appearances so far this season, according to WhoScored.

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...

Back-up to Harry Kane

Harry Kane is the first-choice striker at Tottenham, and that is not going to change anytime soon.

Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is surely eyeing Muriqi as a back-up to Kane, and the 25-year-old will be a decent signing for the Premier League club for the right price for the second half of the season and beyond.

With Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen having left Spurs in the summer transfer window, the North London club do need a back-up to 26-year-old Kane.

England's defender Michael Keane (2L) vies with Kosovo's forward Vedat Muriqi (2R) during the UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying Group A football match between England and Kosovo at St Mary's...

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