Tottenham will test the waters with a concrete bid for Gift Orban before the transfer deadline, according to reports. Spurs may need the Nigerian to shoulder some of the goals burden left by Harry Kane, but departures remain crucial at this stage of the window, and six players have been put in the shop window by Daniel Levy.
Rumours of Tottenham’s admiration for Orban are growing by the day. The striker was playing Norwegian football until January this year, but he has continued his rapid scoring rate since moving to Gent.
Just a matter of months after signing Orban, the Belgian club believe they can fetch more than £25million by cashing in. Spurs have plenty of money to spend after selling club captain Harry Kane to Bayern Munich.
According to the Evening Standard, a bid for Orban is in the pipeline but manager Ange Postecoglou may have to wait for several departures before the club can make their move.
Six players have been put up for sale by Levy, with five of them left out of the squad entirely for Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Brentford. Davinson Sanchez played most of the game after replacing the injured Cristian Romero, but he is among those free to leave.
The Colombian is reportedly joined by Tanguy Ndombele, Hugo Lloris, Djed Spence, Sergio Reguilon and Japhet Tanganga. Aside from the six stars in question, Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg has also been told that he can depart, but only if the Londoners receive a healthy transfer fee.
“The priority is to trim the squad down and see where we’re at and then fill the gaps where we need to fill the gaps.”
In Kane’s absence, Richarlison was chosen to lead the line against the Bees. Spurs have also signed teenage striker Alejo Veliz this summer, but Orban is a red-hot striker with huge potential, having bagged five goals in three games already this campaign.