Tottenham are considering stealing a march on Liverpool in the race to sign Lille striker Victor Osimhen, according to the Daily Express.
Osimhen was one of the standout players in the French top-flight this season before the campaign was ended early due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 21-year-old scored 13 goals in 27 Ligue 1 appearances, and 18 across all competitions in 2019/20.
The Express claims Liverpool have moved into pole position to sign Osimhen, while Italian club Napoli are said to have already made a £75 million offer, matching Lille’s asking price.
But the report suggests Spurs boss Jose Mourinho is ‘weighing up a late move’ for the striker as he looks to find support for Harry Kane up front.
But were the England captain to pick up an injury again next season, Spurs will absolutely need able back-up to step in and help the likes of Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura make up for Kane’s absence in front of goal.
Osimhen certainly fits the bill in terms of his age and eye for goal, but £75 million is surely too expensive for Tottenham, who may have to look elsewhere.