Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Victor Osimhen from Napoli, with Antonio Conte mentioning his name to sporting director Fabio Paratici.
According to a report from Calciomercato, Tottenham are planning to hand Antonio Conte a massive summer transfer budget of around €200 million. And the Italian manager has already started formulating his summer transfer plans, with Victor Osimhen on his radar.
There has been a lot of rumours surrounding the Italian manager’s long-term future at the north London club. Recent reports have claimed that Conte is waiting on offers from PSG and Real Madrid.
But Tottenham are desperate to hold on to him for as long as possible. They are prepared to offer Conte a lucrative contract worth around €20 million per season and a massive summer transfer budget so that he can fulfil his ambitions in the Premier League.
Victor Osimhen has been an exceptional signing for Napoli since joining the Serie A club from Lille. The 23-year-old attacking sensation scored 18 goals across all competitions last season and has managed to bag four goals already this season.
The Nigerian international has the potential to reach the very top and would be a quality long-term signing for Tottenham. Osimhen has been linked with Arsenal and Manchester United recently.
Currently, Harry Kane is the only natural striker in the Tottenham squad, with Son Heung-min and Richarlison more suited to the wide roles. The arrival of Osimhen will give Conte another option to lead the line, and the Nigerian is versatile enough to operate as a wide forward as well.
With the signing of Osimhen, Conte will have more tactical flexibility depending on the opposition. The Nigerian attacking is highly rated at Napoli, and the Serie A outfit have a reputation for being shrewd negotiators. They are unlikely to let the player leave for cheap. So Tottenham will have to pay over the odds to secure his services.
The north Londoners have improved considerably since the arrival of Conte. But they are still in need of a number of reinforcements if they want to bridge the gap with clubs like Manchester City in the near future.