Mourinho ‘Attacks’ Super Eagles Striker For Not Joining Tottenham Because Of 1 Reason

Jose Mourinho has indirectly lashed out at newly-signed Napoli striker Victor Osimhen for refusing to join Tottenham because of having competition with Harry Kane, Daily Post quoting Sporting Life reports.

The Nigerian international was been linked with several top clubs in Europe following his impressive performance for Lille before finally settling for Napoli for a record-fee.

Osimhen’s agent Ariyo Igbayiola claimed that he had discussions with Mourinho before the 21-year-old joined Gennaro Gattuso’s side.

Igbayiola reportedly told the Special One that Osimhen’s chances of first-team football will be limited unless Harry Kane departs the north London outfit.

However, Mouirnho’s recent comments about having limited natural strikers in his squad, the Portuguese gaffer claims he will not sign a striker who is afraid to compete with the club’s topscorer, Kane.

“The point is not me convincing the striker, it’s the striker convincing me, ” Talk Sport quoted the Portuguese said. “

And if the striker is afraid to come to Tottenham and the striker is afraid of competition then I don’t want the striker.

“So it’s not for me to convince him, it’s for him to convince me. If he says I don’t want to go because I don’t want to be in a squad where we have Harry Kane and Sonny, (Erik) Lamela, Lucas (Moura), I don’t want to go to that squad then goodbye.

“So a striker to come here… I know that we have the best striker in this country, there is no doubts about it, but the striker that comes here has to come with his own ambitions.

“If he doesn’t have ambitions, he doesn’t belong to us.”

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