Turkish publication Takvim Sport (via Sport Witness) reported that Tottenham Hotspur sent their scouts to run the rule over Kosovo striker Vedat Muriqi in their match against England at Southampton.
The Three Lions put in an accomplished performance to overcome the visitors 5-3, thus putting an end to their long-running unbeaten striker.
While Muriqi might have ended up on the losing side, his performance certainly caught people’s eye. The Fenerbahce striker constantly troubled Harry McGuire and Micheal Keane at the back for England.
He worked his socks off and displayed tremendous physical strength as well as technical quality as he proved very difficult to knock off possession.
Muriqi eventually got the reward for his hard work as he got on the scoresheet from the penalty spot late in the game which turned out to be nothing more than a consolation for the visitors.
Based on the 25-year-old’s display at the St.Mary’s, the Tottenham scouts can’t fail but be impressed by the striker.
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While Muriqi’s goalscoring record is fairly prolific for both club and country for the last few years, what seems to set him apart from the rest is his hold up play and physical strength. For a man who is so strong and powerful, he also has fairly nimble feet which allows him to create space for himself in tight situations.
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