Jose Mourinho To Hand Osimhen Tottenham’s Famous Number 9 Shirt

Jose Mourinho To Hand Osimhen Tottenham’s Famous Number 9 Shirt

Grieving Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen has been named among the player who could wear Tottenham Hotspurs’s vacant number 9 shirt.

Spurs have not had a number nine since Vincent Janssen who wore the shirt departed the club after underwhelming performances.

The club’s number nine shirt has had some famous strikers wear it over the years but they need someone new to pull on the jersey.

But Roberto Soldado, Roman Pavlyuchenko and Vicente Janssen have all failed to live up to the expectations.

The likes of Dimitar Berbatov, Jimmy Greaves, Martin Chivers, and Clive Allen, while midfielders such as Darren Anderton, Nayim, and Chris Waddle are former strikers who have flourished in the shirt and Osimhen has been tipped as a player who can bring back glamour to the famous number.

Osimhen, 21, has been heavily linked with Jose Mourinho’s side and other European giants in recent months.

However, the problem for Spurs is that with four years left on Osimhen’s current contract, the Nigerian won’t be allowed to leave cheaply.

GoalBall understand Lille wants more than the transfer fee they receive for Nicolas Pepe who joined Arsenal for £72m last summer.

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Osimhen, who is currently in Nigeria for his father's burial, is valued at £93million and that could rule Spurs out of the deal.

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