Tottenham consider bid for striker Origi
Tottenham are considering whether to make an offer for Lille striker Divock Origi, who netted the winner for Belgium against Russia in the World Cup on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail.
Origi has replaced the hugely ineffective Romelu Lukaku in both of Belgium’s World Cup matches thus far, and scored the goal which sent them into the knockout stages against Fabio Capello’s men, firing high into the roof of the net to settle a turgid game with just two minutes left.
His form for Belgium, as well as his club side Lille, has attracted the attention of Tottenham as well as Arsenal and Liverpool, who both reportedly scouted the 19-year-old last season, during which he scored six goals in 35 appearances, helping Lille to third place in Ligue 1 behind Paris St. Germain and Monaco.
New manager Mauricio Pochettino has yet to make a signing since taking over at White Hart Lane, but is known to want to bolster his striking options. Roberto Soldado’s future is in doubt, while Emmanuel Adebayor and Harry Kane are his only other options. Lille are looking for £8m, but Spurs are set to make an opening bid of £5m.
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