Scoring a goal and picking up two assists in Kosovo’s 5-3 loss against England, Vedat Muriqi was at the centre of everything for his team, catching the eye of scouts present.
One of them, as reported earlier by Fanatik, was Tottenham’s Steven Hitchen, who attended the game with manager Mauricio Pochettino.
Likely there to primarily supervise Spurs players, the duo were supposedly impressed by what Muriqi had to offer, fully aware that depth behind Harry Kane isn’t exactly plentiful these days.
This interest, and that of other clubs, has, according to Fotospor, led Fenerbahçe to already worry about the future of their new acquisition.
Arriving from Caykur Rizespor in July, Muriqi’s early season form hasn’t gone unnoticed, and the Turkish side have ‘already begun to plan to improve the Kosovo player’s contract’ a few months after signing him.
The main reason behind this would be to increase his ‘release price’ to €50m, likely in the form of a clause interested clubs would have to activate in order to acquire his services.
That’s relatively high for a player few knew about before this summer, or even this weekend, but such is football at times.
As for Tottenham, we highly doubt they’d be willing to spend that much on a Harry Kane backup, but crazier things have happened.