Gift Orban, the talented Nigerian striker currently playing for Belgium side Gent, is on the verge of settling his future in the upcoming days.
Orban made a move to Gent in January from Norwegian second division side Stabak and immediately made a tremendous impact in the league, scoring an impressive 20 goals in just 20 games. His exceptional performances have captured the attention of top European clubs, making a summer transfer highly likely.
Sources from France suggest that Ligue 1 side Lille has already initiated contact with Orban’s representatives, leading to discussions regarding a potential move. All parties involved reportedly agree that Lille would be a suitable destination for the next phase of Orban’s career.
Negotiations regarding personal terms are said to have taken place, with only the transfer fee between Gent and Lille remaining to be agreed upon. Gent is seeking a fee exceeding €40 million for Orban’s services.
On the other hand, Lille remains confident that a bid in the range of €30 million, potentially rising to €35 million with additional clauses, will be sufficient to secure the player’s signature. Orban is considered their primary target, particularly due to uncertainties surrounding the future of their top striker, Jonathan David.
As the discussions progress, the resolution of Orban’s transfer saga draws closer, with Lille positioning themselves as the leading candidate to acquire his services.