Brighton Send Scouts To Check This International Striker In Action: What Will He Add To Potter’s Team?

MUNICH, GERMANY - JULY 30: Benjamin Pavard (L) of Muenchen challenges Vedat Muriqi of Fenerbahce during the Audi Cup 2019 semi final match between FC Bayern Muenchen and Fenerbahce at Allianz Arena on July 30, 2019 in Munich, Germany. (Photo by Adam Pretty/Bongarts/Getty Images)

According to the reports from Haber Global as cited by Brighton and Hove Independent, scouts from Brighton recently watched Fenerbahce’s forward Vedat Muriqi ahead of a potential summer swoop. Along with the Seagulls; Leicester City, Frankfurt and Monaco are also said to be keeping track of the forward.

We believe that Brighton could require a striker as 36-year-old Glenn Murray might want to move away after his failure to get much game time this season. The veteran forward has started just four games in the Premier League this campaign. He has his contract with the club until 2021. Apart from Murray, the club has the option of Neal Maupay and Aaron Connolly.

25-year-old Muriqi is Kosovo international, and he joined the Turkish heavyweights last season only from Caykur Rizespor. Muriqi has 13 goals and five assists in all competitions this season, and he has done well as a striker for his team.

What will Murirqi add to Brighton’s team?

The forward stands in at 6ft4 and is a strong force in the air. The Premier League is known for its physicality and Muriqi has that in abundance as he can use his strength to good effect to keep hold of the ball. The striker can be a traditional target man for Brighton. He also showcases decent finishing skills in the attacking third.

Fenerbahce’s Kosovan striker Vedat Muriqi and Real Madrid’s Brazilian forward Vinicius Junior (R) vie for the ball during the Audi Cup football match for third place between Real Madrid and Fenerbahce in Munich, on July 31, 2019. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP) (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Will he be a good signing?

Muriqi is yet to play in the top leagues of the world so he might take some time to settle in at Brighton. Nevertheless, he seems to have the raw ingredients necessary to thrive in the Premier League. The forward is in his prime, and he can be a decent long term replacement for Murray once he settles in at the club.

However, Brighton might struggle to lure him in the summer as he is attracting interest from clubs like Leicester City who could offer him a chance to play in the Champions League. It would also be interesting to see whether Muriqi would be able to fit in Potter’s system as he likes to play free-flowing football and use strikers who are mobile and make runs between the channels.

Maybe the club is seeing Muriqi as a plan B to introduce him in games when things don’t work out. With the Kosovan forward playing up front, he can hold up play well. It will allow the club to take a more direct route towards the goal.

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