Spurs setback: Premier League opponents agree to a £19.5 million transfer for the desired player at Tottenham
A setback for Tottenham Hotspur has arisen as one of their transfer targets is about to sign a contract with another English team.
The Sun claims that Brighton and Nordsjaelland have successfully secured an agreement for the brilliant adolescent Ibrahim Osman to join Brighton. The projected transfer fee is £19.5 million.
Though the team did not make any real attempts to sign him, journalist Ben Jacobs revealed that Spurs were considering a move for him in the forthcoming summer transfer window.
The Ghanaian forward’s transfer to West Ham United was also reportedly pursued by a number of other teams. Osman wanted to play, but Nordsjaelland turned down bids from other teams, including one from West Ham for £16 million.
The 19-year-old’s summer transfer to Monaco, Wolfsburg, Borussia Mönchengladbach, and Bologna was reportedly being considered by other possible bidders.
Osman is now expected to reach an agreement with the Seagulls, according to the article. Assuming the Ghanaian forward passes his physical, it is anticipated that he would sign with the Seagulls this summer.
The adaptable wide player can play as a right or left wing, yet his primary position is left wing.
He has made 16 league appearances, starting 14 games, and contributing 1 goal and 4 assists this season as a regular starter for Nordsjaelland. Osman has made 29 appearances in all competitions, tallying 4 goals and dishing out 5 assists.
Following rumors that Brighton beat Spurs to the acquisition of Barcelona’s Ansu Fati during the summer transfer window, this development represents another case in which Spurs have lost out on a reputed transfer target.