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Osimhen Won’t Join Tottenham Unless Kane Leaves – Agent

Ariyo Igbayilola, agent of Super Eagles striker, Victor Osimhen, has insisted that the Lille hitman will not join Premier League side, Tottenham Hotspur, unless Harry Kane leaves.

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Osimhen has emerged as one of the hottest strikers in European football, following a superb 2019-20 campaign at Stade Pierre Mauroy.

The 21-year-old joined Lille from Belgian outfit, Charleroi, last summer, and scored 18 goals with six assists in all competitions last season.

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According to reports, a host of big clubs in Europe, including Spurs, are interested in signing the former Nigerian U-17 star, when the transfer market reopens.

Igbayilola, who confirmed that Tottenham boss, Jose Mourinho, has been in contact to discuss Osimhen’s availability, maintained that Kane’s presence is likely to scupper any potential deal.

“We told Mourinho that if he wants Victor, will Harry Kane be leaving?,” he told TheCable.

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“If Harry Kane is still playing 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 games week in, week out. Not to be kept on the bench.”

Kane has also been heavily linked with a summer transfer, after admitting in March that he would not hesitate to leave the club, in order to fulfill his silverware ambitions in the future.

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Manchester United are said to be interested in the England international.

The England captain has been training with the rest of Mourinho’s squad since returning from injury, ahead of Premier League return next month.

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