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Prospects of Gift Orban’s early January departure amid Frankfurt and Tottenham interest: What’s the Reality?

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Gift Orban has been previously linked with a move to replace Harry Kane and Tottenham Hotspur as well as a move to Eintracht Frankfurt

Super Eagles invitee Gift Orban has emerged as a potential departure from KAA Gent, although his move away from Belgium might not materialize until the end of the season, Soccernet.ng reports.

The 21-year-old forward joined the Belgian Pro League side during the January transfer window in 2023, attracting interest from multiple clubs vying for his signature.

In his initial move to Gent during the 2022-23 season campaign, Orban impressed with 20 goals in 22 appearances. However, his performance in the 2023-24 season—12 goals in 23 appearances—fell short of fans’ high expectations.

Despite reported interest from Eintracht Frankfurt, previously noted by Sint-Truidense VV’s manager Thorsten Fink, the German side’s pursuit of Orban in the summer transfer window with a 20 million euro offer has cooled off due to differences in the club’s vision for their striker position.

Tottenham in London has also expressed prior interest in the Nigerian forward as a potential replacement for Harry Kane, who departed for Bayern Munich during the summer transfer window.

Yet, recent reports reaching Soccernet.ng suggest that despite ongoing links, Orban won’t make a move in the upcoming January transfer window.

Gent’s need to secure financial stability and the club’s intent to potentially cash in more significantly on his sale indicate a delayed departure until the summer transfer window.

It’s anticipated that more suitors may emerge for Orban during the summer, providing the club with an opportunity to secure a larger fee for his transfer to another club.

Meanwhile, if there is a suitor with a convincing for the sharpshooter in January, the Buffalos might be tempted to let him goal to meet their financial demands.

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