Tottenham fans had plenty to watch last night as England took on Kosovo in a Euro 2020 qualifier.
As well as keeping an eye on Harry Kane – who ended up missing his first penalty for his country – they had more than a passing interest in how his opposite number was getting on.
Vedat Muriqi was linked with Tottenham ahead of the game when Turkish outlet Sabah reported that Spurs had sent scouts to watch as he scored in his last game for Kosovo as they beat the Czech Republic 2-1 on Saturday.
Daniel Levy is on the lookout for a back-up striker for Harry Kane and they might just have found him.
Standing at 6ft4in, Muriqi offers something very different to Kane and he provided he could mix it with the best Premier League strikers as he bested Harry Maguire to win and score a penalty last night.
He also provided two assists in the game that England won 5-3.
Here are the best reactions from fans across the world:
Who is this Vedat Muriqi? Ripping England to shreds. What a performance.
— Mahith Gamage (@mahithgamage) September 10, 2019
“Who is this Vedat Muriqi?”
That was the question from one fan after a performance when he said the striker was “ripping England to shreds” on Tuesday night.
The 25-year-old striker signed for Fenerbahce for just over £3m this summer and has already scored twice in three games for his new club.
He’s won 20 caps for his country and made it five international goals against England last night. He’s on fire at the moment though with three goals in his last three internationals.
What a player by the way.
— Jonathan Hill (@JontyHill14) September 10, 2019
Vedat Muriqi !!! He is shining star of Europe . pic.twitter.com/7X4tZciiz5
— ????????Kuzey Aksu ?? (@crasuderr) September 10, 2019
Someone gotta pick up Vedat Muriqi, a real baller.
— Saeed (@ThatsWhatlSaeed) September 10, 2019
Muriqi judge jury and executioner. pic.twitter.com/u1uBycVRzr
— MEA (@its_contra) September 10, 2019
One fan called him the “judge, jury and executioner” and he really shone for Kosovo against an attacking England side.
According to WhoScored, he was the highest-rated Kosovo player with a score of 9.1. That was also higher than any other player on the pitch with the exception of man-of-the-match Raheem Sterling.
— albannn (@ichbinalban) September 10, 2019
One fan posted a clip of the beautiful second-half assist Muriqi provided for Valon Berisha. He beat one player before cutting inside and dropping a beautifully judged curling ball into Berisha’s path. To be fair to Berisha, he took the chance brilliantly, too.
Kosovo definitely surprised England last night and they were much better than many fans thought they would be. Muriqi was a big part of that.
All you need to know about Vedat Muriqi is that we just bought him, we are not done with him yet and Totenham should be ready to pay AT LEAST 40-45 m euros for him if they want to sign him in winter transfer window. Good night…
— Multy (@MOTEP66) September 11, 2019
One Fenerbahce fan said that Tottenham would need to pay “AT LEAST 40-45m Euros” if they want to sign him in January. Levy won’t like the sound of that.
Better than Kane
— Jordy Clasie (@clasie_jordy) September 10, 2019
It doesnt seem easy to keep h?m. But we need him now. And next season in CL. Two years layer we can sell him. Come and we may talk then ????
— ????????bülent???????? (@KaraKarabulent) September 11, 2019