Report: Spurs’ offer for 25-year-old striker rejected

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report in Turkish newspaper Turkiye (as relayed by Sports Witness), Tottenham made an official offer to sign Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi, which has been rejected by the Turkish club.

Spurs have been linked heavily with a move for Muriqi for the past few months (Aksam) and it appears they made their interest concrete by tabling a bid for the centre forward.

However, the report claims that Fenerbahce president Ali Koc was quick to reject the offer as he was keen on ensuring the striker stays until the end of the season.

It is also suggested that fellow Premier League outfit, Burnley also made a bid for Muriqi but like Spurs saw their offer immediately turned down.

The report goes on to suggest that the Kosovo international has been informed of the interest from Spurs. Although the 25-year-old is said to be keen on a move to the Premier League, he is reportedly focused on helping Fenerbahce win the Super Lig title this season.

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In truth, we made a poor decision by not replacing Fernando Llorente in the summer as we’ve desperately lacked a target man who can serve as a Plan B from the bench. Muriqi is fantastic at holding up the ball and so would certainly suit Spurs’ needs. Hopefully, the injury to Kane will force the club to accelerate the deal.

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