Tottenham Hotspur have been quoted £94 million if they wish to sign Victor Osimhen from Lille this summer according to Le10Sport, though it could be a big gamble.
The Nigerian striker is only valued at £27 million according to Transfermarkt but the north London club will reportedly have to pay more than triple that to prize him away from France.
Osimhen has scored an impressive 18 goals and provided a further six assists in 38 games in all competitions for Lille in what is his debut season in French football.
The 21-year old joined from Belgian side Charleroi where he scored 20 goals and made four assists in the same number of matches he has played for Lille. His 24 goal contributions for both teams is impressive but to replicate that record in the Premier League is arguably a lot tougher due to its competitiveness.
For example, current bottom club Norwich City have beaten reigning champions Manchester City this campaign and overwhelming front-runners Liverpool were beaten 3-0 by 17th-placed Watford (via BBC). So, it’s not hard to imagine the player taking some time to adapt as the likes of Joelinton and Sebastian Haller have and, at the reported price, you’d expect much more.
Indeed, the £94 million price tag is also hefty considering Spurs only broke their transfer record last summer by forking out £64 million for Tanguy Ndombele (via Telegraph), a gamble that has not really paid off so far considering Jose Mourinho has publicly criticised him for his performances (via Bleacher Report).
The Portuguese coach also tends to play one-striker formations, so the 21-year old may find it difficult to displace fan-favourite Harry Kane, who has scored a staggering 181 goals for the club (via Transfermarkt).
Osimhen might prove to be worth the gamble in the future, but for now, he is young and has done little over a substantial period of time to prove he’d be worth the kind of investment talked about.
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