Super Eagles hopeful Gift Orban sends message to Barcelona, Man United, others

Super Eagles hopeful Gift Orban sends message to Barcelona, Man United, others

Ifeanyi Ufomadu 19:16 - 29.07.2023

Gent forward Gift Orban has responded to transfer rumours linking him with a move away from Belgium this summer.

Orban, who was sensational for Belgian side Gent last season has been linked with a move to a host of Europe's big clubs this summer.

Orban's sensational 2023

Gift Orban after scoring a hat-trick for Gent

The 21-year-old joined Gent in a permanent deal from Stabaek in January and immediately exploded scoring after goal to announce himself to the rest of the world.

He finished the season with 20 goals in 22 appearances and was immediately courted by Europe's biggest clubs, with links to Barcelona, Manchester United, Lille and AC Milan.

Orban wants to move to bigger club

Speaking on a potential exit from Gent, Orban said:

Gift Orban wants to leave Gent

"I love Belgium, but I want to go to a bigger league where I can gain more experience and improve.”

In recent days, French side Lille have become strong contenders to sign the Nigerian striker, with the club already successful in bringing players from Gent, having signed star man Jonathan David from the Belgian side.

Orban is aware of the path from Gent to Lille but is focused on writing his own story.

He said, “That ex-players have already gone from Gent to Lille? That’s what they tell me, yes, but I don’t look at other players. I just do my job.”

Orban has started the new season in style, scoring for Gent in an impressive 5-1 win over MSK Zilina in the first leg of their Europa Conference League qualifiers.

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