Report: Striker admits Premier League desire amidst rumoured Spurs interest

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Dom Le Roy

Lille striker Victor Osimhen, who has been linked heavily with a move to Tottenham Hotspur over the past few months has admitted that he dreams of playing in the Premier League in the furure.

The 21-year-old who has been highly rated since his teen years has come into his own this season having netting 18 goals in 38 appearances in all competitions for Lille (transfermarkt).

The Nigerian international was reported to be on Tottenham’s radar during the January transfer window (Sky Sports).

However, it looks like Spurs could face stiff competition if they return for Osimhen’s services this summer with reports crediting the likes of Real Madrid, Barcelona (Le10Sport), Manchester United (Le 10 via Inside Football), Arsenal and Manchester City (Le Quotidien du Foot) with interest in the young striker.

The Lille star has now admitted that he dreams of playing in the Premier League but insisted that he does not want to make the move unless he is guaranteed to get game time.

Speaking to the Independent, Osimhen said: “Of course, one day I’d like to play for a big club in England.

“I’ve spoken to Odion [Ighalo] about it. He gave me very good advice, he’s a legend and a big brother.

“My goal is to play at one of the biggest clubs in the world but now I’m very happy in Lille.

“My priority is to play a lot of games. Signing for a big club and being on the bench is not exciting for me.”

The youngster also revealed that he had a chance to join Arsenal after his heroics in the Under 17 World Cup five years ago but insisted he had no regrets over turning them down.

Oshimen added: “I spoke with Arsene Wenger after the tournament ended and he wanted me to come to Arsenal. I had a lot of options. Barcelona; Inter Milan; Atletico Madrid; Juventus and the rest.

“Arsenal was a good option but it wasn’t the best at the time. I wanted to start playing as soon as I turned 18.

“I wanted to go to a place where I had time to invest in my game and improve physically. Wolfsburg showed me that possibility.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Osimhen will be a perfect fit for our requirements as he has age on his side and will be able to partner Kane upfront if needed. However, given the number of clubs who seem to be interested in him, he might be outside our price range.

There is still some hope for us considering Joao Sacramento has worked with the striker at Lille while Mourinho’s relationship with Luis Campos could also work to our advantage.

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