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KAA Gent’s Star on Tottenham’s Radar after Kane’s Move

Tottenham’s Quest for Glory: Enter Gift Orban

A New Star Rises at Spurs

In the absence of Harry Kane, Tottenham’s search for a frontman leads them to Belgium, where Gift Orban, the 21-year-old sensation from KAA Gent, has made headlines according to reports from Football Insider.

“Blown away” – that’s how the Tottenham scouts reportedly felt about Orban after his mesmerising eight months with the Belgian Pro League side.

Orban’s Meteoric Rise

The young striker transitioned to Gent from the Norwegian outfit, Stabaek, only this January. Yet, in a short span, Orban has etched his name into the annals of Belgian football. With a tally of 20 goals and two assists from just 22 fixtures in the latter part of the 2022-23 season, he’s proving to be a revelation. Moreover, he’s already set the pitch alight this season, bagging five goals in a mere four appearances. Of these, four were netted in the Europa Conference League qualifiers.

“Huge potential” is the phrase whispered among the Spurs transfer decision-makers, as reported by Football Insider. The belief is clear: Orban might just be the man to fill the void left by Kane.

The Kane Void

The departure of Kane to Bayern Munich, in a deal that could escalate to £100 million, has left Spurs fans reminiscing about the England captain’s 30-goal Premier League haul last season, a personal best. Spurs, who will be navigating this season without the lure of European football following their eighth-place finish, faced a taste of life post-Kane. Richarlison, entrusted with leading the line in Kane’s stead, managed a mere two shots in a 2-2 draw at Brentford.

While Tottenham’s journey without Kane unfolds, hopes are high that Orban might just be the catalyst they’ve been searching for, one who can reignite the fire and ambition within the club.

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