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Tottenham: Spurs eyeing Victor Osimhen

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Tottenham Hotspur are in for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen, according to Italian journalist Lorenzo Amuso.

The lowdown

Napoli shelled out £67.5million to sign Osimhen from Lille in September 2020, and he’s played 62 games for the club so far.

The Serie A side, who finished third last season to secure a Champions League place, committed to him a five-year contract.

Spurs have been very active in the early knockings of the summer transfer window, adding Fraser Forster, Ivan Perisic and Yves Bissouma to their ranks, but Fabrizio Romano says they are absolutely not done yet.

The latest

Amuso, speaking live on CMIT TV, says ‘we can expect really great things from Tottenham’ in the remaining months of the summer transfer window after they qualified for the Champions League.

Conte has ‘obtained great guarantees’, with Spurs backing him to take the club to the next level. And one of the players in whom he and Tottenham have ‘taken an interest’ is Osimhen.

But they’re not the only team in the running, with North London rivals Arsenal very much keen too. In fact, the Gunners have apparently made an offer worth €60million (£51.5million) already, but seen it rejected.

Significantly, it seems that the player is ‘willing to leave’ the Stadio Diego Armando Maradona.

The verdict

Why might Conte be interested in Osimhen when he already has Harry Kane on his books?

Perhaps it’s possible that he could look to play the pair up front together, but it’s unclear where that would leave Son Heung-min, last season’s Premier League Golden Boot winner.

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Kane may be five years older than Osimhen but it’s hard to see him accepting the role of long-term successor, nor will he be content as a back-up option after bagging 18 goals in 32 appearances last season.

Spurs, then, would have a job on their hands convincing the Nigerian, named Serie A’s Best Young Player this season, to come in and fight for a spot in the XI.

But supporters will surely be pleased to see the club targeting ‘absolutely phenomenal‘ players like Osimhen (to use the words of journalist Zach Lowy). It underlines their ambition.

In other news, Tottenham have made contact with this relegated club.


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