According to Le10Sport (as relayed by TEAMtalk), Tottenham have received a major blow in their chase for Lille striker Victor Osimhen after the Ligue 1 outfit put a massive €100million (£94m) price tag on his head.
Osimhen was said to be on Tottenham’s radar in January (Sky Sports) after the North Londoners looked to fill the void left by the injured Harry Kane, but they ultimately failed to bring in any cover.
Spurs are said to be facing competition from Liverpool and Chelsea for the Nigerian international’s signature (Jeunes Footeux).
Le10Sport reported early last month that Real Madrid and Barcelona are also considering to bid for the striker in the summer after scouting him extensively this season.
Lille owner Gerard Lopez has already admitted that the club may not be able to hold on to the striker beyond the summer (Calcio Mercato).
However, Le10Sport now report that the French side are extremely reluctant to sell Osimhen and have now told the interested parties that they will have to stump up €100 million for his services.
Osimhen has had a productive season in France having scored 18 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for Lille (transfermarkt).
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While Jose Mourinho and Joao Sacramento’s relationship with Lille’s sporting director Luis Campos might have given us an advantage in this pursuit, it looks like we’ve missed out on our chance to sign Osimhen. Given the amount of interest in him and the prices being reported, we’ve probably already begun looking elsewhere.
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