The Lilywhites could make a renewed approach for the striker in January…
A striker who impressed scouts for Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window may receive another approach from the club this winter, according to a report.
Will Tottenham sign a striker?
Tottenham should have the resources to add new offensive options in the January transfer window as Harry Kane signed a £100 million contract to join Bayern Munich back in the summer. They have lately been connected to Celtic forward Daizen Maeda.
Spurs are investigating the terms of a deal, and it is rumored that the Scottish Premiership club will demand a transfer fee of over £25 million if they are to approve his exit. However, there are other choices in mind, like Ivan Toney of Brentford.
The Lilywhites were linked with a variety of strikers over the summer. They made an attempt for Lille’s Jonathan David and considered offers for Feyenoord’s Santiago Gimenez and Chelsea’s Romelu Lukaku.
In the end, Ange Postecoglou only brought in 19-year-old Alejo Veliz as a striker since he preferred to stick with Richarlison early in the season. On Saturday, the Brazilian finally scored against Sheffield United.
Although club scouts at Tottenham were “convinced” they should have acquired Gent striker Gift Orban, the deal finally fell through, according to a report from Het Laatste Nieuws (via Sport Witness).
Gent set their asking price at more than €30 million (£26 million), deterring potential buyers like Spurs and Fulham from making a move at the end of the summer transfer window, and the 21-year-old stayed in the Belgian Pro League.
The forward wanted to leave and publicly expressed his desire to do so, but because of his high price tag, he was seen as a risky signing and must now perform well in Belgium before moving on to a top team.
Tottenham declined to make a move in the summer, but Sport Witness theorize that they might reconsider in a subsequent transfer window.
How good is Gift Orban?
The young player has a variety of skills, according to football talent evaluator Jacek Kulig, who praises him for his “electric pace & acceleration” and calls him a “superb finisher” based on his track record in front of goal thus far in his career.
The Nigerian’s impressive 45 goals and nine assists in 55 professional games suggest he may be prepared to go on to the next stage of his career and sign with a team the stature of Spurs.
Spending more than £26 million on an unknown player in a top-tier European league would surely be a gamble, but the Gent star has already shown a real talent for scoring goals.
Orban is not a ready-made successor for Kane because of his youth, but if he continues on his current path, he might become one of the Premier League’s top scorers in a few years.