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Tottenham Hotspur Show Interest In Belgium World Cup Hero

Tottenham Hotspur are interested in signing Divock Origi, who scored the dramatic winner for Belgium over Russia in the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

According to reports in the Mirror today, new Tottenham Hotspur boss Mauricio Pochettino is considering a move for Belgian striker Divock Origi, who struck a vital late winner for his country against Russia at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

Young Lille striker Origi wasn’t prolific in Ligue 1 last season, but his power, pace and trickery whilst leading the line prompted Marc Wilmots to take him to the World Cup and representatives from White Hart Lane to watch the player on numerous different occasions over the campaign.

The 19 year-old joined Lille’s academy from Jupiler League side Genk in 2010 and was immediately singled out as a possible star of the future, making his debut for the French club in 2013.

Origi’s goal against Russia in Rio de Janeiro made him the youngest Belgian goalscorer at a World Cup finals and also the first player of Kenyan origin to score at the footballing jamboree, with Origi being the son of a former Kenyan professional footballer.

Tottenham are looking to add more options to their strike force this summer, with Emmanuel Adebayor’s form not being something that the club feel they can rely on, whilst big-money forward signing Roberto Soldado failed to fire after arriving from Valencia last summer.

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