Ever since he arrived at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy from RSC Charleroi for £10.8m, Osimhen has made a rapid start to his time in Ligue 1, scoring 13 goals and creating 4 assists in his first season for the Mastiffs. The Nigerian has impressed in the French top flight, taking 3.2 shots per game, and making 0.8 key passes on average. He also scored against Spurs’ Premier League rivals Chelsea in the Champions League (WhoScored).
The 21-year-old has already earned himself eight caps for the Super Eagles, bagging four goals so far (Transfermarkt). His impressive performances at the top of the pitch have caught the eye of a number of European giants, including Frank Lampard’s Blues, but it appears Jose Mourinho has upstaged his former player in the race to sign the talented striker in the summer.
Football journalist Ricky Sacks also shared the report on Twitter, tweeting “Tottenham Hotspur have made an official bid to Lille for striker Victor Osimhen. Spurs Assistant Head Coach João Sacramento is aware of the forward’s abilities having worked with the player, during their time together at Lille before joining Mourinho.”
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Mourinho is scouting the market to find a backup striker to alleviate the goalscoring burden on talisman Harry Kane, and backroom staff believe the youngster is fit for purpose.
As expected, a whole number of the Lilywhites faithful buzzed over Osimhen’s transfer update on social media, with one fan dubbing the forward “world class,” and another adding the news is “awesome.”
Scroll through the rest of the best reactions down below…
Lille becoming to us what Tottenham were to Real Madrid and I couldn’t be happier
— James (@JamesSpurs1882) May 12, 2020
If True that will be awesome
— izi_khire (@Khire_izi) May 12, 2020
We need 🔥
— Brandon Rubin (@BrandonRubin6) May 12, 2020
Him and Kane up top and Jose going back to 2 strikers pic.twitter.com/EL1UapVRTo
— Tøm (@TomCOYS) May 12, 2020
World class stadium ✅
World class manager ✅
(some) World class players ✅
Time for World class signings! ‼️
— Saucessoko (@saucessoko) May 12, 2020
Tottenham might have a stingy owner, but we are a wealthy club. No reason why we shouldn’t have ambitious transfer targets.
— GazzaSZN🧤 (@gazzaSZN) May 12, 2020
Not rly – Osimhen is very quick and is good on the counter. Both are elite finishers, but that’s what you want in a striker so what’s the problem in having two of them? Kane is more of a target man compared to the pace of Osimhen
— Turner ⚪️ (On loan at Gladbach) (@thfcturner) May 12, 2020
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