Scouts of Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur were convinced that Gift Orban was a great investment for the future for the London team, but Gent scared them away with their hefty asking price for the striker.
The Belgian club wanted a record transfer fee of at least 30 Million Euros for the Super Eagles call-up and that kept off Spurs.
Spurs scouts were convinced that Orban was an excellent investment for the future, but AA Gent set too high an asking price. The Buffaloes wanted a record amount of more than thirty million euros. And that scared the Spurs.
Het Laatste Nieuws has reported that Lille OSC were the most concrete destination for Gift Orban.
The only condition was that Jonathan David had to leave the French club first, but in the end the Canadian simply stayed on at Lille this summer.
It was bad luck for Gift Orban, who saw Lille as the ideal step in his career as his entourage was also in direct contact with the French top club.