Victor Osimhen: Tottenham look to hijack Lille star from Napoli for £73.5m

Victor Osimhen: Tottenham look to hijack Lille star from Napoli for £73.5m

- Victor Osimhen's dream of playing in the Premier League could still become a reality

- The 21-year-old striker is currently on the verge on joining Serie A giants Napoli

- However, Tottenham are one of two Premier League clubs scrambling for Osimhen's signature

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Victor Osimhen could be making a last-minute U-turn to join Premier League club Tottenham for £73.5million, according to French journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi.

The Nigerian international is on the verge of joining Serie A giants Napoli and it is understood his personal terms have been agreed.

But Bouhafsi claims Spurs are one of the two Premier League clubs trying to sign the 21-year-old but admits that Napoli are still in the lead.

And it has been suggested that only a last-minute disagreement could stop Gennaro Gattuso's side from signing the Lille striker.

But Tottenham are understood to be in financial crisis after journalist Alasdair Gold revealed the Lily Whites sealed a £175m loan from the British government after incurring losses of £200m.

Victor Osimhen: Tottenham look to divert Lille star from Napoli for £73.5m
Victor Osimhen: Tottenham look to divert Lille star from Napoli for £73.5m. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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This situation could leave the north London club out of the race to sign the Super Eagles forward who also has been linked with other top European clubs.

Osimhen had tremendous figures as a striker in the French league scoring 18 times and providing six assists in all competitions.

His aerial abilities has earned his comparisons with Chelsea legend Didier Drogba by former teammate Nicolas Pepe after winning 4.4 duels per game.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Victor Osimhen's much-anticipated move to Serie A side Napoli could be finally put over the line in the next few days, Complete Sports reports.

It is understood that the Super Eagles striker visited the club's training facilities alongside manager Gennaro Gattuso and president Aurelio De Laurentiis a fortnight ago.

But the 21-year-old has skeptical about the issue of racism in Italy would has been suggested to be a stumbling block on his move so far.

Legit.ng also reported that Reports from Italy have it that Nigerian youngster Victor Osimhen has agreed personal terms with Serie A outfit Napoli and now ready to seal a deal that will see him play at the club until 2025.

It was gathered that Napoli are now working to complete last details with Lille and his agents then the deal will be finally completed.

GOAL are reporting that the Nigeria international has decided to team up with the Parthenopeans and the deal could be completed as early as Thursday.

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