Chelsea have conducted a scouting mission for the promising Nigerian forward in preparation for a potential transfer during the upcoming summer.
Gift Orban is being closely monitored by Chelsea as they prepare for the summer transfer window. With Mauricio Pochettino looking to strengthen his squad.
As per the Evening Standard, Chelsea, Manchester United, Tottenham Hotspur, and Fulham have all dispatched scouts to observe Orban’s performances for Gent in recent matches.
According to a statement by Fabrizio Romano last month, it is anticipated that the 20-year-old player will be transferring to Chelsea during the upcoming summer. Romano further mentioned that the potential cost for acquiring him could exceed €20 million (£17 million). Given that his existing contract is valid until 2027. Chelsea may need to offer a significantly higher amount to secure his services.
Chelsea interest in securing the services of Napoli striker Osimhen this summer is well-known. However, according to Sky Sports Italia reporter Gianluca Di Marzio, Napoli has set a hefty price tag of €150 million (£132 million) for the Nigerian forward. As a result, Chelsea might consider exploring alternative targets who could be acquired for a significantly lower fee than Osimhen.
Osimhen has been in remarkable form. Scoring 23 goals in the league this season. Leading Napoli to their first Scudetto since 1990. With a move to the Premier League seemingly on the horizon, the question remains whether Chelsea will emerge victorious in the pursuit of his signature.
Why Chelsea want a gift in the form of Gift Orban?
Chelsea might deem the mentioned price tag as excessive and opt to shift his attention towards players like Orban. Who could be acquired for a considerably lower fee. With time and development in the English league. Orban has the potential to reach a level comparable to that of Osimhen as a striker in the future.
The striker has received high praise from football talent scout Jacek Kulig. Who described him as a natural goal scorer and an exceptional finisher with proficiency using both feet. His impressive goal-scoring statistics this season certainly validate these accolades.
Since joining Gent from Stabaek in January, the young striker has already found the net 19 times in just 19 matches. This includes three hat-tricks. Indicating his exceptional talent and potential for further improvement in the future for Chelsea
With an impressive SofaScore average of 7.54/10, the young striker has emerged as the standout player for Gent this season. His significance to the club is a ahighlight by his second-place ranking in terms of goals scored (14). Leading the charts for shots on target per game (2.2), and securing the third position for successful dribbles per game (0.9). Since his arrival in Belgium, he has swiftly made an impact and showcased his abilities. He is definitely in the interest of Chelsea.
These remarkable figures, achieved at such a young stage in his career. This demonstrates the limitless potential of his talent. As Chelsea aims to construct his own squad for the upcoming season, acquiring Orban could prove to be an excellent investment.
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