Competition for Lille as Gift Orban attracts interest from Tottenham to replace Harry Kane

Het Nieuwsblad are reporting that Gift Orban is on the striker shortlist at Tottenham as Spurs look for a replacement for Harry Kane. Should the England striker complete a move to Bayern Munchen, Orban could be an option that Spurs explore further. He has already hit the ground running this season, scoring against Kortrijk in the opening league game, as well as in Europa Conference League quaification.

Orban has already stated his ambition to move to a bigger league in recent weeks. Speaking after last nights demolition of Slovak Zilina in the qualification rounds for the Europa Conference League, Gent’s young Nigerian striker was asked about his future. Orban said ‘I love Belgium, but I want to go to a bigger league’. He did then go on to say that he does love playing for Gent and while he is still under contract with the Buffaloes he will give his all.

Orban only joined Gent in January, but his immediate success in Belgium has seen him heavily linked with a move to Lille. The French side are said to be leading the race to sign him, seeing the Nigerian as a replacement for Jonathan David. The Canadian was also signed by Lille from Gent a few seasons ago. Orban scored an incredible 20 goals in just 22 games during his first half a season in Belgium. Gent are looking for around €25m for the striker, with Lens also said to be interested.

GBeNeFN | Ben Jackson

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