Report: Tottenham’s £17m offer for striker was rejected in January

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Vedat Muriqi
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Turkish TV Channel A Spor (as relayed by Sport Witness) have claimed that Tottenham Hotspur failed with a £17m offer for Vedat Muriqi during the January transfer window.

Muriqi was one of the names linked with a move to North London during January (Aksam) as the club looked to bring in a striker to replace Harry Kane following his hamstring injury.

However, Spurs ultimately ended their search for another centre-forward empty-handed.

Recent reports from Turkey indicate that Fenerbahce have been forced to slash the asking price for the frontman due to the financial impact COVID-19 pandemic (Todofichajes via Sports Mole).

Sabah journalist, Volkan Demir, claimed at the start of last month that Spurs failed with a January offer for the Kosovan international.

A Spor have now backed up the claim and suggested that the Lilywhites made a €19m (£17m) offer to sign the 26-year-old six months ago.

However, it is said that Fenerbahce were demanding €28m for the striker at the time, which caused Spurs to walk away from negotiations.

It is also claimed that the Turkish giants did not want to lose Muriqi in January as they were in the middle of a title race.

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In hindsight, Daniel Levy will be counting his lucky stars that the club failed to sign a striker during January. Not only was the season suspended, which gave Kane a chance a return to fitness but prices have now fallen drastically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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