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Spurs can find their own Ciro Immobile in Victor Osimhen deal

The summer transfer window is officially underway and Tottenham will be lining up moves to improve their squad in the coming weeks.

Fabio Paratici has already been hard at work to bolster the team with deals for Fraser Forster and Ivan Perisic, with both players arriving on free transfers.

Spurs will now be looking to strengthen the group in other areas of the pitch and one position they are reportedly looking to add in is centre-forward.

Football London recently claimed that Napoli striker Victor Osimhen is a player Paratici is eyeing a deal for, with the Serie A club reportedly wanting €110m (£94m) for their star man.

Conte’s own Ciro Immobile

By securing a deal for the Nigeria international, Conte would have his own version of his compatriot Ciro Immobile in north London.

Both players are outstanding Serie A goalscorers who have proven that they have what it takes to score goals on a regular basis in a major European league. In fact, FB Ref lists the Lazio goal machine as one of the most similar players to Osimhen in Europe, based on their respective statistics.

In the Italian top-flight last term, Immobile managed an outstanding 27 goals and two assists in 31 matches – missing 16 ‘big chances – for his club. This shows that he was lethal in front of goal and a consistent presence at the top end of the pitch.

Meanwhile, Osimhen produced 14 goals and two assists in 23 starts in the division – missing six ‘big chances’. Whilst his goalscoring record was not quite as good as the Italian’s, he did miss fewer big opportunities and still registered an impressive return in front of goal.

One key difference between the two players, however, is their age as the Napoli man is nine years younger than Immobile.

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Emmet Gates dubbed Osimhen’s potential as “frightening” and former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo added to that by saying:

“He’s the future, he’s going to do so well in football. I love him, he’s down to earth, he’s hard-working, he has a future and he has the mentality of a winner, that’s what I love about him.

“He has that lion’s heart. I love him, I just want him to keep working hard the way he’s doing, he’s going to break so many records in Europe and Nigeria.”

These quotes, alongside his age, suggest that he has the scope to develop further in the future and reach the heights of the experienced Immobile.

Therefore, Spurs can sign their own long-term version of the Italy international by snapping up Osimhen and that is why Paratici must close a deal for the attacker in the coming weeks or months.

AND in other news, Paratici now eyes Spurs deal for “impressive” £15m machine, he’s silenced Lewandowski…

Article title: Spurs can find their own Ciro Immobile in Victor Osimhen deal

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