Tottenham linked striker breaks record at World Cup

One player set a record for his country on day 11 of Brazil 2014.

Belgium's match with Russia saw a new star justify his selection for the Red Devils' World Cup squad, as Divock Origi scored a late winner that ensures Belgium’s spot in the second round.

But he didn't just send his nation into the next round. The goal, his first at full international level, also saw him become Belgium's youngest ever World Cup goalscorer.  

With Belgium struggling to break the deadlock against Russia, the 19-year-old managed to fire home Eden Hazard's pass in the 88th minute to send his country through with a game to spare.

Inevitably, transfer speculation quickly followed regarding the young Lille striker, with the Mirror reporting that Origi had long been on the radar of North Londoner side Tottenham.

Spurs are well known to be looking at striking reinforcements for Mauricio Pochttino's debut season at White Hart Lane, and the Belgian would be a much cheaper option than the man he replaced in the game with Russia, Chelsea's Romelu Lukaku.

Origi has played for Lille 26 times over the last two years, managing just two goals for the French outfit in that time. It has been his form at Belgium youth level that saw him handed a chance in Brazil given Chrsitian Benteke's absence, with an emphatic 10 goals in 19 games for the Under-19 side, and it looks like he is intent on taking it with both hands.

Having possibly played his way ahead of Lukaku for the second round match, only time will tell whether he manages to secure a switch to White Hart Lane ahead of the same player.

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