Tottenham target Victor Osimhen is unlikely to move to Spurs in the future, according to the player’s agent.
Jose Mourinho has previously made it clear that he wants to sign a back-up for the club’s leading goalscorer Harry Kane who will also be able to provide the England international with some healthy competition.
However, Osimhen’s agent Ariyo Igbayilola told The Cable that the 21-year-old will only join the north London club if Kane leaves in return. The representative revealed: “We told Mourinho that if he wants Victor, will Harry Kane be leaving? If Harry Kane is still play for Tottenham will Victor play? Because he will always be benched for him.
“Kane is their number one striker and he is the captain of England, all these will always work for him in the club but at Victor’s detriment. He needs a club where he will always play full game week in, week out. Not to be kept on the bench.”
While this will no doubt be a bitter blow for Mourinho, it is easy to see where Igbayilola is coming from.
Indeed, Kane is unquestionably the number one striker at the club, which has often been to the board’s detriment in the transfer market as it is difficult to convince forwards to come and act as the second choice.
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After arriving at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy from RSC Charleroi for £10.8m, Osimhen has made an electric start to his Ligue 1 career, scoring 13 goals in his first season for the Mastiffs. He also scored against Frank Lampard’s Chelsea in the Champions League (WhoScored).
Moreover, he will surely be looking to add to his tally of eight caps for Nigeria, which could be in threat if he isn’t playing regularly in a domestic league. As it stands, it is hard to imagine the 21-year-old would be comfortable moving to north London knowing he would be below Kane in the pecking order.
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