Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal are still being linked with moves for Gift Orban with the two clubs reportedly set to go for the Nigerian striker during the January transfer window.
Global transfer expert Ekrem Konur disclosed this on Friday via a post on X (formerly Twitter).
“Tottenham and Arsenal continue to be linked with Gift Orban, the 21-year-old Nigerian striker of KAA Gent,” Konur wrote.
Orban was expected to move during the summer transfer window, having had a good campaign with Gent of Belgium in the second half of the 2022–23 season.
Orban was the highest-scoring Nigerian in Europe during the last season, scoring a total of 38 goals in 45 games for Stabaek of Norway and Gent.
He had scored 18 goals in 23 matches across all competitions for Stabaek before departing the Norwegian league club for Belgian First Division A club Gent in the winter transfer window.
The explosive Orban scored 15 goals in 16 league matches after joining Gent only in January. The 21-year-old also scored 20 goals in 22 games in all competitions for Gent.
Fulham had set their sights on Orban as a like-for-like replacement for Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic, who joined Al-Hilal in Saudi Arabia for a reported £46 million.
The Cottagers were ready to challenge Tottenham Hotspur for the signing of Orban, whom Spurs saw as a direct replacement for Harry Kane, who joined Bayern Munich.
The Super Eagles striker, however, stayed at Gent but has now been linked with a possible exit ahead of the January transfer window.