Barcelona set to rival Tottenham for Super Eagles uncapped star as replacement for Lewandowski

Gift Orban has failed to score in his last 4 games, after starting the season impressively with 6 goals in 6 games

Spanish La Liga side, Barcelona is set to rival Tottenham Hotspur for the signing of Nigerian striker Gift Orban ahead of the January 2024 window, reports.

Losing Harry Kane was always going to be a significant blow for Tottenham, but Ange Postecoglou’s side have showcased that they can get by without their former talisman.

Thanks to the prolific form of James Maddison in particular, Spurs haven’t struggled to find the back of the net. Postecoglou’s side have scored 13 goals in five matches and currently sit second in the league.

However, despite their prolific start to the new campaign, it does seem as if they are still interested in signing another forward in January.

Throughout the summer, Tottenham had been heavily linked with Gent forward Orban. The idea has been floated that Spurs could revisit this player in 2024.

Spurs were originally said to be put off by Gent’s lofty asking price of £30 million, but his prolific goalscoring record suggests he is worth something around that figure.

The 21-year-old has scored 26 goals in 31 outings for the Belgian outfit and Tottenham could now face some stiff competition for his signature.

Orban is now on the radar of La Liga champions Barcelona as they are looking for Robert Lewandowski’s long-term replacement, according to Spanish outlet FICHAJES.NET

The report claims that Barcelona sporting director Deco has been impressed with the Nigerian striker and the La Liga giants could look to make a move for him in 2024.

Orban started the season with an impressive 6 goals from 6 games, but he has failed to net in his last 4 games.

He was called up to the Super Eagles squad by head coach Jose Peseiro in the last International break but failed to play due to an injury, in what would have been his maiden appearance for Nigeria.

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