Tottenham Hotspur are tipped to make a summer move to sign Napoli’s revered forward Victor Osimhen.

According to a report from Football Insider, Tottenham Hotspur have set their sights on a summer move for Victor Osimhen. The Londoners had made efforts to sign the Napoli striker even in the January transfer window, but their attempts were rebuffed by the Serie A giants, who are keen on competing with Inter Milan for the Scudetto this term.

Currently standing second in the league table, the Partenopei have an excellent chance of breaking Inter’s dominance and lifting the title for the first time since 1990. The involvement of their star forward Osimhen, to that end, could be crucial, having netted 19 goals in 46 matches since joining the club in the summer of 2020.

Indeed, the Nigerian international is regarded as one of the most gifted young attackers in Europe. Although his progress has often been halted by unfortunate injuries, the striker has continued to produce the goods at the highest level of football.

Osimhen’s brilliant rise in stock has put multiple clubs on red alert. Newcastle United, for one, are prepared to splash the cash on the Napoli forward in the summer, provided they can stave off relegation from the Premier League. But it appears they are set to face stiff competition from a Tottenham side bracing themselves for life without Harry Kane.

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After pledging to remain one more year in north London last summer, many expect the English international to leave Spurs at the end of the season. Manchester City have already rekindled their pursuit of the forward, making him one of the top transfer priorities alongside the likes of Erling Haaland.

Kane’s potential departure accentuates the need for a new forward who can replace the Englishman in the long term. That is where Victor Osimhen could come into the fray, with Antonio Conte particularly looking for a striker of his profile.

Napoli, for their part, are not discouraged by the interest surrounding their revered goalscorer. In fact, they are expected to encourage a bidding war, with many reports suggesting that the club could be looking for a fee of around £70 million. It is certainly a premium figure for any striker in Europe, but for a team set to lose Kane in the summer, Osimhen is certainly worth taking the punt.

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