Tottenham Hotspur took aim at Gift Orban, who is active as the core of Belgian KAA Gent along with Hong Hyun-seok as a replacement for Harry Kane.
Belgian journalist Sacha Taboulieri reported on social media on the 15th (Korean time) that “talks between Tottenham Hotspur and Gent are still ongoing through Gift Orban’s agent.”
On the 13th, Tottenham sent world class striker Kane to German Bundesliga champion Bayern Munich. Kane, who started playing for Tottenham in 2004, including his youth, appeared in 435 first-team games and scored 280 goals and 64 assists, the most goals in the club’s history.
Tottenham had an astronomical amount of money in their hands, amounting to 120 million pounds (approximately 202.9 billion won) for Kane’s transfer fee, but faced the task of filling the vacancy of Kane, who had been responsible for scoring the team.
Tottenham, sent by Kane, placed Brazilian striker Hischarlisson at the forefront in the opening game of the 2023/24 season Premier League against Brentford, which ended in a 2-2 draw on the 13th, but Hischarlisson played 90 minutes full-time. While recording only two shots, he failed to challenge for the first goal of the season.
Argentinian striker Alejo Bellis was recently recruited, but he was born in 2003 and is only 20 years old.
That’s why Tottenham is looking forward to who to recruit as a replacement for Kane during the remainder of the transfer window, and Orban, who is showing off his tremendous goal-making ability at Belgian club Gent, has emerged as a scouting candidate.
Orban, a Nigerian striker born in 2002 who leads Gent along with Hong Hyun-seok, the future of Korea’s midfielder, is one of the strikers that big European clubs are paying attention to because of his young age and explosive speed.
Orban, in particular, attracted attention as he accumulated an enormous number of attack points from last January. Orban, who moved to Henro during the winter transfer window in January, scored 20 goals in 22 appearances during the second half of the 2022/23 season.
Orban’s scoring streak did not stop in the 2023/24 season. After the opening of the season, he scored 5 goals in 2 league matches and 2 UEFA Europa Conference League qualifying matches, and scored 25 goals in 26 matches after joining Ghent. He is showing off his scoring ability at the level of one goal per game.
Although it is in the Belgian league, Orban’s amazing scoring ability drew Tottenham’s attention. According to Tabolieri, Tottenham has already verbally offered a transfer fee to Ghent.
“The talks between Tottenham and Ghent through Orban’s agent are still ongoing,” he said. ).”
He continued, “In order to reach an agreement, a proposal must come in writing by next week. The story continues,” he said, paying attention to whether or not Tottenham will make an official bid.
On the other hand, when Orban, who is currently playing for Hent with Hong Hyun-seok, moves to Tottenham, he will have a meal with Son Heung-min and once again form a relationship with a Korean player.
Hong Hyun-seok, the future midfielder of the Korean national soccer team, appeared in 54 games in all competitions last season and scored 9 goals and 9 assists, becoming a key midfielder for Gent. Coach Jurgen Klinsmann, who leads the Taegeuk Warriors, paid attention to Hong Hyun-seok’s performance and summoned Hong Hyun-seok during the A-match period last June and even gave him a chance to make his A-match debut.먹튀검증
Attention is focusing on whether Orban, who led Ghent by playing on the ground with Hong Hyun-seok, will be selected as a substitute for Kane and will be able to come out to the stadium with Son Heung-min in Tottenham and be reborn as the team’s main gun.