Man United started negotiations with 25-year-old Super Lig striker
Man United and Tottenham sent scouts to watch Fenerbahce centre-forward Vedat Muriqi as he turned out for Kosovo with England at St Mary’s. Kosovo international was on the score sheet in the wild 5-3 win against England as he netted from the penalty spot, his seventh international goal in 22 matches for his country.
It continued an excellent run of form for Vedat who also scored with the Czech Republic in the previous fixture and has scored twice in three league matches since arriving at Fenerbahce from Çaykur Rizespor over the summer. Such have been the performances of Muriqi that Red Devils and Spurs sent scouts to watch him in the clash with England.
The 25-year-old striker only signed for Super Lig club in July after impressing for Çaykur Rizespor with 17 goals last campaign. Fenerbahce paid only £3.1m for his services but would be expecting significantly more if Man United or Tottenham were to make an offer for him in winter or next summer.
Fenerbahce team-mate Max Kruse told Aksam of Muriqi’s talent: ‘I compare him to Lewandowski. I think he will be at Bayern’s level in two-three campaigns.’ The Kosovan striker has no release clause in his contract at Turkish club, while they also suggest there are several other clubs interested in his services.
West Ham, Napoli, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Atletico Madrid and Valencia have all reportedly shown an interest in the prolific centre-forward. Romelu Lukaku joined Inter Milan during the summer transfer window, and Man United want to sign his replacement.