Leicester, Brighton watch 13-goal striker targeted by Man Utd

Date published: Tuesday 4th February 2020 11:25

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Leicester and Brighton scouted Fenerbahce striker Vedat Muriqi in Turkey over the weekend, according to reports.

The Kosovo forward, who was linked with a move to Manchester United and Tottenham, is apparently on the wanted list of Foxes boss Brendan Rodgers and Graham Potter.

According to Haber Global reporter Yagiz Sabuncuoglu, Leicester City scouts travelled to Trabzon on Saturday to watch Muriqi in action against Trabzonspor.

The 13-goal striker played the full 90 minutes but could not stop his side losing 2-1 with Sport Witness claiming the 25-year-old “didn’t have the best of games”.

The report claims Leicester have watched the player, who is under contract until 2023, previously and are mulling over whether to make an approach for the forward this summer.

Leicester though are likely to have competition for the forward with United rumoured to have made a bid for the player last month.

Turkish outlet Fotospor claimed that United, in their scramble to add a striker, submitted a £22m bid to bring the striker in.

That was rebuffed, with suggestions that Fenerbahce want £42m for Muriqi and are unwilling to budge on that valuation.

 

 

The player’s agent Haluk Canatar also cooled the talk that his client was moving to either Burnley, Tottenham or United.

Milliyet reported that Burnley actually made a €28m offer for the player.

However, Canatar said: “Muriqi has a four-year contract agreement with Fenerbahce, we are of course delighted that some of the top clubs in Europe are interested in Muriqi and scouting him.

“But we are not considering a transfer in January there is a zero percent chance he leaves.

Muriqi, who moved from Caykur Rizespor in the summer is under contract until 2023, has scored 12 goals and assisted four others in 19 appearances in Super Lig.

 

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