Gift Orban transfer: Tottenham closing in on Nigeria striker

Gift Orban transfer: Tottenham closing in on Nigeria striker
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Tottenham Hotspur have agreed to personal terms with Nigerian striker Gift Orban, as the search for the successor to Harry Kane continues.

GoalBall transfer expert Ekrem Konur first reported this development regarding the highly-rated Super Eagles hopeful.

The England captain completed a move to Bayern Munich last week, which has left a gaping hole in Spurs' attack heading into the new Premier League season.

Chelsea's wantaway striker Romelu Lukaku had been the favourite to move to Ange Postecoglou's side, with the 21-year-old Gent forward regarded as the backup plan.

There is a belief the Belgian international has his eyes set on remaining in Italy, resulting in Spurs progressing with their approach for Orban.

After agreeing to terms with the Belgium-based striker, Spurs are confident a deal of around 30 million Euro can be struck for the highly-rated Super Eagles prospect.

Gift Orban in hot form in 2023

Gift Orban
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Gift Orban only moved to Gent in January after arriving from Norway First Division outfit Stabæk.

He adapted immediately to his new surroundings and scored 20 goals in 22 appearances for his new team.

The youngster opened his season's account when he struck a hat-trick against Pogoń Szczecin in a Europa Conference League qualifier on August 9.

Orban was born in Benue State, Nigeria, but is also eligible to play for the Togo national team through his mother's heritage.

Widely regarded as one of the most promising young strikers in the world, Orban is known for his speed and strength, while being a composed finisher in the box.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

Greg is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.