The battle between AC Milan and Napoli will extend beyond the football pitch in the coming weeks as both teams eye up the same prize: KAA Gent striker Gift Orban.
The 20-year-old sensation is causing a stir in the football world thanks to his impressive performances for KAA Gent in Belgium, where he has scored an incredible seven goals in just six Jupiler Pro League appearances.
According to Calciomercato, scouts from both clubs are reportedly keeping a close eye on Orban and he could soon find himself amid a bidding war between the Italian giants.
The interest in Orban is not surprising given his impressive performances this season. The young striker has been on fire in front of goal and has been catching the attention of clubs across Europe.
AC Milan desperately need a striker as they look to challenge for the Serie A title next season. They have struggled to find the back of the net consistently, and Orban could be the solution to their problems.
Meanwhile, Napoli are also looking to bolster their attacking options and see Orban as a potential long-term replacement for Osimhen.
Orban has been dubbed Nigeria’s newest scoring sensation, and his potential is clear for all to see. He is quick, agile, and has an eye for goals, making him an exciting prospect for any club. The youngster only joined Gent in January, but Gent could be open to selling him for the right price.
It remains to be seen which club will win the race for Orban’s signature, but it is clear that the young Nigerian striker will be in high demand in the summer.
Orban out of Olympic Eagles clash vs. Guinea
Meanwhile, Gift Orban will not be participating in the Under-23 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers against Guinea due to Gent’s wish for him to rest during the international break.
Orban was included in Salisu Yusuf’s squad for the crucial AFCON qualification doubleheader against Guinea because of his recent excellent form for Gent, netting twelve goals in 10 games since joining from Stabaek Fotball in January.
However, Gent refused to release the 20-year-old because they want him to get enough rest during the international break so that he can finish the season strong.
Nigeria will have to make do without Orban for their upcoming matches. Despite Orban’s absence, Nigeria’s Olympic Eagles are expected to overcome Guinea.
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