A long-running transfer rumour has heated up a little more for West Bromwich Albion, with another link emerging tying the Baggies to Fenerbahce forward Vedat Muriqi.
Muriqi, who has scored fifteen goals for Fenerbahce this season had emerged previously as a rumoured transfer target for Slaven Bilic, and more links have emerged today.
Ahmet Selim Kul, who covers Fenerbahce for A Spor in Turkey has stated that West Brom are ready to commit to their heavy interest in Muriqi after a Premier League bid was knocked back in January.
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The forward who burst into the limelight thanks to an impressive showing against England for Kosovo’s international team has been tracked by the Baggies for over a year.
However, West Brom will need to realise their targets and achieve promotion to the Premier League to seal a deal.
Muriqi’s asking price is thought to have fallen from the original £30m valuation, but West Brom will still be priced out if they aren’t able to return to the top tier despite their interest in the player.
The asking price isn’t the only stumbling block though – Muriqi has been linked to Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Aston Villa amongst other clubs.
Previous reports had suggested that Bilic, planned to offer £18m for Muriqi – who has already been linked heavily to Spurs. by a source close to the player – Kosovan football federation chief Agim Ademi
“Tottenham are insisting on signing Muriqi,” Ademi said according to a translated report by Sport Witness.
“They were ready to pay whatever Fenerbahce wants, but since then, other Serie A clubs have entered the race, such as Napoli.”
However, Spurs’ bid was knocked back in January, with West Brom keeping tabs on the player that had hoped to emerge at Spurs as a back-up/replacement to Harry Kane.