Report: Tottenham’s talks to sign striker have been delayed due to coronavirus

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Tottenham Hotspur were hoping to initiate talks to sign Fenerbache striker Vedat Muriqi by now but have been left in limbo by the global coronavirus outbreak, according to reports coming out of Turkey.

Turkish newspaper Sozcu (as relayed by Sport Witness) report that Spurs were initially planning to hold talks with Fenerbache over Muriqi after Kosovo’s Euro 2020 playoff game against Northern Macedonia.

However, negotiations have reportedly been put on hold after the game was cancelled due to the outbreak.

Muriqi was linked with a move to North London in the January transfer window as the Lilywhites sought to sign a replacement for Harry Kane (Aksam) but he ended up staying at Fenerbache.

Spurs have been installed as the favourites to land the 25-year-old in the summer ahead of Seria A side Lazio, who are also said to be interested (Radiosei via Lalaziosiamonoi).

The report in Sozcu now claims that negotiations between Spurs and Fenerbache will not resume until the spread of COVID-19 is bought under control.

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Although Muriqi is not as glamorous an option as some of the other names we’ve linked with and a relative unknown for most Premier League fans, I believe he could be the ideal option for Spurs. He will bring something different to the squad with his ability to hold up the ball and his areal prowess. He is also likely to be content playing second fiddle to Kane, at least initially.

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