Gift Orban, the 20-year-old Nigerian striker who currently plays for Belgian club Gent, has been making waves in the world of football. With 14 goals and 2 assists under his belt this season, it’s no surprise that Orban has caught the attention of several clubs, including Leeds United.
According to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, Orban is expected to move clubs in the summer, and Gent may be willing to let him go for a modest fee. While Gent signed Orban from Stabæk Fotball for 3.3 million euros, Romano suggests that it could take a fee of around €20 million to secure his services.
Orban’s Transfermarkt value is currently estimated at 9 million euros, but his recent performance in the UEFA Europa Conference League round 16 could see his value skyrocket. On 15 March, Orban scored a hat-trick in a 4-1 away win over İstanbul Başakşehir, setting a new record for the fastest hat-trick in UEFA club competitions, scoring three goals in just three minutes and 25 seconds. The previous record of six minutes and 12 seconds was held by Mohammed Salah in the Champions League.
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While Leeds United are not the only club interested in Orban, they could certainly benefit from his attacking prowess. Along with Viktor Gyokeres, Orban is reportedly on Leeds’ radar, as the team looks to bolster their offensive lineup in the summer transfer window. However, any potential deal for Gyokeres would depend on Leeds’ ability to stay in the Premier League.
Overall, it’s clear that Orban is a rising star in the football world, and his impressive performance this season has put him on the radar of several clubs. If Leeds United is able to secure his signature, they could have a valuable asset on their team that could help them climb up the ranks next season. However, only time will tell where Orban will end up and how his career will progress in the coming years.
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Naples-born Enzo Cattaneo has spent more than a decade living in Madrid and writing about Spanish football, German football and the Premier League for various Spanish football websites and now he writes about World football for World Football Rumours. He's been thinking about football transfers and rumours pretty much nonstop since the 2002 FIFA World Cup in South Korea. Aside from writing, he likes to spend his time playing Esports games.