Report: Manchester United to challenge Tottenham for Vedat Muriqi

Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester United caretaker Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer meet each other at the beginning of the Premier League match between Manchester United...

Tottenham Hotspur reportedly face competition from Manchester United for Vedat Muriqi.

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...

According to The Express, Tottenham Hotspur will now face a battle with Manchester United for Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi in 2020.

Muriqi, 25, only left Caykur Rizespor this past summer, joining Turkish rivals Fenerbahce for just £3.1million after a superb record of 17 goals and eight assists last season.

The target man was watched by Spurs during Kosovo's 2-1 win over the Czech Republic last weekend according to Sabah, and he then went and recorded a goal and two assists against England.

 

Muriqi's stock is rising rapidly, and whilst Spurs may have been plotting a move, Manchester United now appear to have joined the race for his signature by scouting him on international duty too.

United need another striker to support Anthony Martial and Marcus Rashford, and going for a big, physical battering ram may just give Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side a different dimension.

It is though claimed that Mauricio Pochettino feels Muriqi is the ideal striker to take some pressure off Harry Kane, meaning Spurs may really push hard to sign the Kosovo star, but United will pose a potential problem to his hopes of landing Muriqi.

Vedat Muriqi (94) of Fenerbahce celebrates after scoring a goal during the Turkish Super Lig soccer match between Fenerbahce and Gazisehir Gaziantep at Ulker Stadium in Istanbul, Turkey on...

Spurs let Fernando Llorente go this summer without replacing him, meaning they are down a target man – and Muriqi fits the bill as a replacement.

Fenerbahce will no doubt want to keep Muriqi, but they may also see the opportunity to land a quick profit on the striker, with two of the Premier League's biggest sides suddenly pursuing him.

Tottenham Manager Mauricio Pochettino and Manchester United caretaker Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer meet each other at the beginning of the Premier League match between Manchester United...

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