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The agent of Victor Osimhen has told TheCable that both Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United are interested in the Lille forward.

Ariyo Igbayilola has added that Osimhen will not move to Tottenham unless Harry Kane leaves, as the Nigeria international is not going to play second-fiddle to the England international striker.



Igbayilola told TheCable: “We told Mourinho that if he wants Victor, will Harry Kane be leaving? If Harry Kane is still play for Tottenham will Victor play? Because he will always be benched for him.

“Kane is their number one striker and he is the captain of England, all these will always work for him in the club but at Victor’s detriment. He needs a club where he will always play full game week in, week out. Not to be kept on the bench.”

The forward’s agent added: “I can confidently tell you that the only club that wants Victor 100% right now is Napoli.

“But the final decision on whether he wants to join them lies with him. Also, Newcastle are in the race just like Tottenham. But it’s just interest alone. No real sign of commitment from them.”

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According to WhoScored, Osimhen made 25 starts and two substitute appearances in Ligue 1 for Lille this season, scoring 13 goals and providing four assists in the process.

The forward also scored twice in the Champions League, two goals in Coupe de la Ligue, and once in Coupe de France this campaign, according to WhoScored.

Transfer to England?

With Tottenham and Newcastle claimed to be interested in Osimhen, the forward could have a big decision to make this summer.

The Nigerian forward is only going to get better and improve in the coming years, and he would be a good signing for Newcastle or Tottenham, not just for now, but in the long run as well.

Meanwhile, The Chronicle has reported that left-back Danny Rose, who is on loan at Newcastle from Premier League rivals Tottenham, is back in training at the Magpies after being reassured by the club’s medical team and manager Steve Bruce following his concerns about health issue.

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