Tottenham Hotspur have not agreed a deal to sign Nigeria sensation Victor Osimhen, according to the striker's agent who insists no decision has been made over the teenager's future yet.
Osimhen, 16, rose to prominence at the recent Under-17 World Cup where he struck 10 goals to help Nigeria win the competition for a fifth time – their third in eight years.
That haul – a competition record – was enough to secure him the tournament's golden shoe award and inevitably saw him linked with moves to Europe. According to Spanish newspaper AS, Tottenham won the race for the striker's signature, suggesting a deal had been agreed last week.
But Osimhen's agent Shira Yussuf insists there is no deal done, nor is there any rush to get a deal done.
Speaking to allnigeriasoccer.com, Yussuf said: "We have not agreed anything with Tottenham Hotspur, it is just speculation. Victor Osimhen needs to rest, they shouldn't unsettle the player with these transfer stories. How will a player be in Lagos and they are speculation he has signed a contract with Tottenham Hotspur?
"For now, we don't know where he will play. We have a lot of top clubs in Europe that are after Osimhen but in due course the public will know where he is heading to. We can't decide without the player."
The same outlet adds Manchester United, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City are also interested in signing Osimhen. City have already reaped the rewards from signing a player to have excelled in an Under-17 World Cup. Kelechi Iheanacho scored seven goals to help Nigeria win the same competition in 2013, earning himself a move to the Etihad Stadium six months later.
Now 19, Iheanacho made his competitive debut this season and so far scored twice for the club.