New reported Tottenham signing Victor Osimhen says he idolises Didier Drogba

Reported Tottenham Hotspur signing Victor Osimhen says he idolises Didier Drogba.

Tottenham Hotspur are reported to have struck a deal to sign Nigeria's FIFA under-17 World Cup hero Victor Osimhen.

Osimhen scored 10 goals in seven games as Nigeria won the tournament, attracting interest from clubs across Europe.

Spanish newspaper AS report Osimhen 'will join Tottenham', with The Metro subsequently claiming Spurs have completed a deal.

Tottenham are yet to confirm any agreement, but Osimhen is an exciting prospect. The last player to produce for Nigeria in the tournament was Kelechi Iheanacho, who was signed by Manchester City, and has been making an impact in the Premier League this season.

Osimhen, just 16, counts a Chelsea legend as his idol, telling CAFOnline last month that he models his game on Didier Drogba.

He said: "Drogba has always been a source of inspiration for me because he is the type of player that doesn’t give up and I like his fighting spirit.

"He is very passionate; always serious on the field and whatever circumstance, he would try and score for his team.”

Drogba has had two spells at Chelsea, notably inspiring them to win the Champions League in 2012, an achievement which cost Tottenham a place in the competition the following season.

Osimhen has an inspiring story, detailing in the interview how he used to sell water by the roadside on the busy streets of Lagos when he was younger.

Now he could be set to sign a deal with Tottenham which will pave the way for him to earn a lot more in the future, if he can follow up on his outstanding potential.

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