Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has set his sights on Napoli star Victor Osimhen as he makes a big transfer request behind-closed-doors, according to reports.
The Lowdown: Lilywhites linked…
The marquee Nigeria international, currently at the centre of interest from Spurs’ north London rivals Arsenal, has also been turning the heads of Lilywhites chiefs.
This comes as Conte reportedly earmarks the signing of a new striker to partner or provide back up to star man Harry Kane, with news from a Spanish source now emerging this week on their pursuit of Napoli’s sensation.
The Latest: Tottenham ‘expected’ to move…
According to the report from the Spanish press, alongside the signings of José María Giménez, Milan Skriniar, Denzel Dumfries and a permanent deal for Dejan Kulusevski, Spurs are ‘also expected’ to make ‘more additions to the rotation’.
The Verdict: Audacious…
An agreement for the 23-year-old starlet is unlikely at best given his huge price tag and Tottenham’s issues filling their homegrown quota, with The Telegraph claiming they may have to sell one of Steven Bergwijn or Lucas Moura just to sign an overseas forward.
It is believed that Napoli value Osimhen at around €120 million (£101m) and won’t sell for less as president Aurelio De Laurentiis aims to charge big money for his in-form striker.
Former Cagliari boss Walter Mazzari raved over the ‘phenomenal‘ forward earlier this season and he has since gone to live up to that tag, scoring a brilliant 17 goals in 29 appearances across his Europa League and Serie A appearances (WhoScored).
His rising stock will also see Tottenham faced with a mounting challenge to land their audacious alleged target.
In other news: Conte green-lights exit for ‘perfect’ Spurs player who ‘100%’ wants to quit, find out more here.
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