Tottenham Hotspur are exploring negotiations for Napoli striker Victor Osimhen
According to Spanish publication Fichajes, Tottenham Hotspur are exploring negotiations for talented Nigerian striker Victor Osimhen who is said to be valued at €120 million by Serie A defending champions Napoli.
This ambitious move comes as Tottenham continue their quest to find a worthy successor to the prolific Harry Kane, who departed the club earlier this summer. The hunt for a new talisman has led Spurs to consider two intriguing options: Ivan Toney from Brentford and the aforementioned Victor Osimhen.
While Toney’s impressive performances for Brentford in the Premier League have earned him a spot on Tottenham’s radar, Osimhen, a Nigerian powerhouse, is the bigger name on the club’s shortlist. Will Victor Osimhen replace Harry Kane at Tottenham Hotspur?(Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)
Osimhen’s credentials as a top-class striker are beyond dispute. He played an instrumental role in Napoli’s triumphant Serie A campaign last season, helping the club clinch the league title. His exceptional combination of speed, strength, and clinical finishing ability has made him a nightmare for defenders across Europe.
What’s more, Osimhen’s desire to join Tottenham might be fueled by recent events involving Napoli’s social media antics. The Italian club’s official channels took to TikTok to mock the talented striker, a move that did not sit well with him.
Tottenham’s pursuit of Victor Osimhen demonstrates their commitment to rebuilding a formidable attacking force. Harry Kane’s departure was a significant blow, leaving a void in the squad that needs filling, even if not immediately.
Tottenham Hotspur considering the conditions of signing Victor Osimhen (Photo by FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP via Getty Images)
While Ivan Toney is a promising option, Osimhen’s pedigree and experience at the highest level make him a standout candidate for the role of the lead striker at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
However, the high price tag attached to Osimhen’s signature also raises questions about the financial feasibility of the deal. Tottenham’s willingness to explore negotiation possibilities suggests a willingness to find common ground with Napoli.
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The Italian side are unlikely to compromise and Ivan Toney seems like the more realistic option. Let’s wait and see how it goes.