Shira Yussuf claims there is no agreement for Victor Osimhen to join Tottenham.
The agent of Nigerian wonderkid Victor Osimhen has told AllNigeriaSoccer that there is no agreement to join Tottenham Hotspur, despite reports to the contrary.
Osimhen, 16, has hit he headlines this month having hit ten goals for Nigeria in their Under-17 World Cup triumph - and those exploits in front of goal have unsurprisingly triggered interest.
Just like Macauley Chrisantus and Kelechi Iheanacho before him, Osimhen looks set to become the latest Nigerian striker to follow up Under-17 success with a move to a big European club, but it seems some reports have jumped the gun somewhat.
Spanish newspaper AS suggested earlier this week that Osimhen will join Tottenham in the very near future, hinting that a deal had been agreed for the teenager.
However, Osimhen's agent Shira Yussuf has responded to those reports, telling AllNigeriaSoccer that there is no agreement between the striker and Tottenham, suggesting that the player is back in the Nigerian city of Lagos rather than in North London with Spurs.
"We have not agreed anything with Tottenham Hotspur, it’s just speculation," said Yussuf. "Victor Osimhen needs to rest, they shouldn’t unsettle the player with these transfer stories. How will a player be in Lagos when they are speculating he has signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur?"
Having seen the likes of Danny Rose, Nabil Bentaleb, Eric Dier, Dele Alli and Harry Kane all thrive at White Hart Lane under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, other young players could see Spurs as an appealing next step in their careers.
Osimhen may not have signed for Tottenham, but it would appear that there is strong interest from them - and a deal in the near future would not be too much of a surprise.