A number of Tottenham Hotspur fans have taken to Twitter to discuss comments made by the agent of Victor Osimhen suggesting his client will only join Spurs if Harry Kane leaves the club.
The Nigeria international has enjoyed a superb season for Lille, claiming 18 goals and six assists in 38 games in all competitions, while his Ligue 1 tally stands at 13 goals and five assists from 27 games.
With the French top-flight campaign having been brought to a premature end due to current events, Osimhen’s involvement this term is over.
There has been plenty of reported interest in his services from the likes of Spurs, Arsenal, Chelsea, the Manchester clubs, and Real Madrid (Le Quotidien du Foot).
With regards to Tottenham specifically, the player’s agent, Ariyo Igbayilola, claims he has already told Spurs boss Jose Mourinho his client will not join Spurs while Kane remains there.
“We told Mourinho that if he wants Victor, will Harry Kane be leaving?” he is quoted by The Cable as saying. “If 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 of 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.”
Here is what some Tottenham fans on social media have made of these comments:
We need players willing to fight to prove themselves. Not making these kinds of demands
— Gazza 🧤 (@gazzaSZN) May 29, 2020
No. There’s no way a player who just had his breakthrough season demand for game time. It’s basically asking James Maddison to displace Dybala at Juventus. He needs to prove that he can play at the highest level before Kane makes way.
— 🏵️🇸🇬𝐉𝐚𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐫🇸🇬🏵️(Savvy Skipp) (@SkippSzn) May 29, 2020
We don’t need him…..he can stay where he is or go elsewhere…….we need team players not egos!!!!! #HAMBANATHI
— Murray86 (@Murray861) May 30, 2020
So wants guaranteed to start every game
How about fighting for his place
Or pay him right wing
— Alex (@alexcoys2020) May 29, 2020
Poor attitude imo. Not what we need
— Saucessoko (@saucessoko) May 29, 2020
There’s better strikers out there, with a much better attitude
— J_Weller77 (@JoeWeller77) May 29, 2020