Prolific striker sends message to Mourinho amid £30m Tottenham links

Vedat Muriqi; Nabil Dirar TEAMtalk

Tottenham strike target Vedat Muriqi believes Jose Mourinho is the manager to take him to the next level, according to reports.

Muriqi has been linked with a move to Spurs after a prolific season in Turkey with Fenerbahce, and has made no secret of his desire to come to the Premier League.

Reports have previously claimed that he has told Fenerbahce chiefs to allow him to move to England at the end of the season – and those links have now become more specific, as Fanatik (via Sport Witness) claim he is desperate to join Tottenham.

The chance to work under Mourinho is said to be the biggest factor in persuading Muriqi, who believes the Portuguese coach could have the same impact on his career development as he did with Didier Drogba at Chelsea.

Muriqi has also been scouted by Manchester United, Leicester City and Brighton, while Lazio and Napoli have also been watching on from Italy, as the 26-year-old searches for his next platform from which to progress his career.

The Kosovo striker only joined Fenerbahce last year, but having fired in 15 goals for them this season, could be set for a quick move – despite his contract still running until 2023.

Meanwhile, Mourinho has been told that he will have to wait to discover if Spurs will pursue his top midfield target, as he looks to replace Tanguy Ndombele.

The player in question has plenty of Premier League experience, but his affordability is currently under question, despite a limited time remaining on his contract.

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