Tottenham eye Belgian World Cup hero

Tottenham are eyeing a move for Belgian World Cup hero Divock Origi, according to reports from The Mirror.

The 19-year-old fired in a dramatic late winner against Russia to book his side’s spot in the knockout stage after just two games, and has been tipped as a top talent for some time.

Origi starred for Lille last term, attracting attention from Spurs.

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Christian Benteke’s injury woes freed up a spot in his nation’s squad for the Brazilian tournament, where he is considered as Romelu Lukaku back-up.

Scouts from the Lilywhites are thought to be assessing him while he’s in South America, with new boss Mauricio Pochettino known to be looking to add to his forward line.

Emmanuel Adebayor is expected to be the Argentine’s main man, but with Roberto Soldado’s future unclear and Harry Kane seen as too raw and inexperienced, Origi is considered as a good option to have from the bench.

Lille are understood to be keen to keep their talented teenager, but the right offer for his services may sway them – £6m is being mooted.


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