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Spurs: Antonio Conte interested in summer swoop for Victor Osimhen

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in a deal to bring Victor Osimhen to the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer transfer window.

What’s the talk?

That’s according to a claim made by Italian media outlet Kiss Kiss Napoli (via Sport Witness), who state that Antonio Conte is a huge fan of the centre-forward, and is considering instructing Fabio Paratici to make a move for the 23-year-old at the end of the current campaign – particularly if Harry Kane once again seeks a move away from north London.

The report goes on to state that Newcastle United are also interested in the Nigeria international, while it is also said that an important offer could tempt Napoli into parting with the striker this summer.

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“He’s the future”

Considering Kane’s continuous links with a move away from Tottenham, in addition to the fact that the £90m-rated England captain turns 29 years of age this summer, it is easy to see why Conte would be interested in a move for Osimhen.

Indeed, the Napoli centre-forward is hard-working, incredibly quick and a lethal finisher, with Andries Jonker previously stating of the 23-year-old:

“He has great potential in him. He is ambitious, quick and highly unpredictable, he will be a star in the future if he maintains his focus.”

Former Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo also heaped a considerable amount of praise on the Nigerian hitman, saying of Osimhen:

“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 are all traits the £54m-rated dynamo has demonstrated over his 19 Serie A appearances for Gli Azzurri this season, bagging nine goals, registering three assists and creating two big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 3.3 shots and making 0.6 key passes per game.

These returns have seen the £112k-per-week attacker average a highly impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.05, ranking him as Luciano Spalletti’s joint eighth-best player in the top flight of Italian football – playing a key role in his club’s push to secure the Scudetto.

However, it has not only been in domestic competition that Osimhen has impressed, with the centre-forward also having been in remarkable form over his five Europa League outings this term, scoring four goals, providing one assist and creating one big chance for his teammates, in addition to taking an average of 2.4 shots and making one key pass per fixture.

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A truly wasted talent...

These metrics saw the player who Spalletti dubbed a “thoroughbred bomber” average an even more impressive SofaScore match rating of 7.34 in the European competition, ranking him as Napoli’s third-best performer.

As such, it is clear to see that the 23-year-old could very easily become Conte’s first-choice number nine at Tottenham for many a year to come, however, with it being reported that the Serie A outfit are demanding a figure of around €100m (£84m) to part with the striker this summer, securing a deal for the Nigerian sensation will not be easy for Paratici to pull off.

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