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West Ham could rival Tottenham, Lille for free-scoring Nigerian striker


English Premier League club West Ham could rival Tottenham and Lille in the race to sign Nigerian striker Gift Orban from Gent this summer, Soccernet reports.

Orban has been superb for Gent since his transfer from Norwegian lower-league club Stabaek in January. The Nigerian attacker has registered 26 goals and two assists in 28 appearances for the former Belgian champions.

The 21-year-old striker has often iterated his desire to play in the Premier League, and he has already attracted keen interest from two London-based sides.

Tottenham have been in talks with Gent for Orban, but both sides are yet to agree on a price as Gent are demanding a fee in the region of €30-40million, but Spurs are unwilling to match that.

Fulham and Lille have also been touted as potential destinations, but nothing concrete has come out of those talks yet.

However, the three clubs may have company soon as West Ham Central reports that West Ham could turn their sights to Gent star Orban.

The club lost Gianluca Scamacca to Atalanta this summer, and they are searching for a replacement. Their major target is Sevilla star Youssef En-Nesyri, but the Laliga side are unwilling to let the Morocco striker leave.

Unfortunately for West Ham, Orban’s price tag could be problematic for them. With just over a week left in the transfer market, the Hammers would have to move quick if they want to snap up Orban this summer.

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