Victor Osimhen, Gift Orban, Akor Adams: Potential Harry Kane replacements RANKED

Victor Osimhen, Gift Orban, Akor Adams: Potential Harry Kane replacements RANKED
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Amidst the departure of Harry Kane from Spurs, the club now stands at a crossroads, carefully considering options to fill the void left by their captain and top goal-scorer.

FC Bayern have signed Harry Kane from Tottenham Hotspur. The 30-year-old England striker has agreed terms with the German record champions until 30 June 2027 and will wear the number 9 shirt for the Munich club.

Tottenham to receive €100m fixed fee plus add-ons up to €20m package.

In this analysis, we delve into the profiles of three promising candidates who could replace the England captain: Victor Osimhen, Gift Orban, and Akor Adams.

Join us on a journey through their playing styles, accomplishments, and potential to step into Kane's shoes, as we rank these contenders who could shape the next chapter of Spurs' attacking prowess.

Ranking potential Harry Kane replacements: Victor Osimhen, Gift Orban, Akor Adams

1.Victor Osimhen


Osimhen's remarkable football journey is highlighted by his impressive stats, having played 191 games and netting an impressive 97 goals. In the 2022-23 season, he clinched the coveted Serie A Best Striker award, a testament to his prowess in front of the goal. Additionally, his exceptional performance earned him a well-deserved spot in the Serie A Team of the Season for the same year.

Osimhen's achievements extend beyond domestic accolades as he was honored with the Ghana Football Awards' prestigious Best African International title in 2023, solidifying his status as a standout player on both national and international stages.

Playing style:

A dominant right-footed centre-forward standing at 185 cm, Osimhen is recognized for his physical prowess, athleticism, and strength, which contribute to his effective holdup play. His directness and adeptness at exploiting open spaces keep defenders on their toes, while his keen eye for goal and impressive linkup play enhance his impact on the field.

Osimhen's pace adds an extra dimension to his attacking prowess, leading to comparisons with emerging talents like Kylian Mbappe, Erling Haaland, Alexander Isak, and Dusan Vlahović.

Praised by Napoli's manager Luciano Spalletti as “the complete package” and “such a great striker,” Victor Osimhen has received accolades from peers, legends like Francesco Totti and Romelu Lukaku, and even drew comparisons to Pele from former striker Careca.

2. Gift Orban

Gift Emmanuel Orban, born on 17 July 2002, has established himself as a Nigerian football prodigy, currently showcasing his talents as a striker for Belgian club Gent. Revered as one of the globe's premier young talents, Orban's reputation is a testament to his exceptional skills. Renowned for his impressive speed, unwavering strength, and remarkable finishing abilities within the box, he poses a formidable threat on the field.

With a remarkable record of 44 goals across 49 games, his prowess in finding the back of the net is undeniable. Notably, Orban's accolades include being crowned the Norwegian First Division top scorer in 2022, further affirming his status as a rising star. Additionally, he was honored as the Norwegian First Division Young Player of the Year in the same year, underlining his exceptional promise and potential in the world of football.

3. Akor Adams

Akor Jerome Adams, born on 29 January 2000, stands as a promising Nigerian talent in the realm of professional football. Currently plying his trade as a forward for Montpellier, Adams has carved a path of distinction within the sport. With a commendable career tally of 104 appearances, he has showcased his tenacity, skill, and determination on the field.

Impressively, Adams has found the back of the net 43 times, illustrating his ability to make a significant impact in front of goal. As he continues to evolve in his football journey, Adams' performances contribute to the narrative of a budding talent with the potential to leave an enduring mark on the sport.

This article was most recently revised and updated 10 months ago

Rababe Koussaimi, a 22-year-old journalist, is deeply passionate about the world of sports. She grew up in a footballing environment, supporting both Bayern Munich and Wydad Athletic Club. She began her English journalism career by hosting a podcast for the first English radio station in Morocco. Currently, the Moroccan journalist channels her enthusiasm into writing and conducting extensive research, creating insightful and engaging content for GoalBall Live readers.