Fabrizio Romano has said that even though Tottenham explored a deal for Gift Orban, the North London club never submitted an offer.

Despite all the speculation over the last month and a half linking Orban with a move to Tottenham (Voetbalkrant), the move does not appear to have progressed, and with just two days left in the transfer window, it now appears quite unlikely to go through.

In fact, Sky Sports reporter Lyall Thomas said on the Last Word on Spurs podcast on Sunday that Spurs may decide against signing an out-and-out centre-forward of the Nigerian’s profile.

He suggested that Ange Postecoglou prefers a versatile wide-attacker such as Nottingham Forest’s Brennan Johnson over a number nine.

Gift Orban

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Tottenham never bid for highly-rated Gift Orban

Romano has now stated that while Spurs are still prioritising signing an offensive player, the club never actually submitted an offer for Orban.

The journalist told Kick: “The priority [for Tottenham] is to sign an offensive player. We know they have to replace Harry Kane. They considered Gift Orban for a long time but they never sent an official bid.

“We had reports from Belgium about an official bid, it was last week or 10 days ago, but I’m told this is not true. Tottenham never sent an official bid.

“They considered that possibility, like they considered also Jonathan David who is a player they always appreciated, but they never presented an official bid.”

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Perhaps Postecoglou plans on using Son Heung-min upfront, which is why he is leaning towards a wide-attacker such as Brennan Johnson rather than another young, up-and-coming striker like Orban, who might not be ready yet for Premier League football.

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