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Tottenham step up chase for Belgian youngster

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Tottenham have reportedly turned their attention to another young Belgian, after being priced out of the race to sign Romelu Lukaku, according to the Daily Mail.

Despite being low down in the pecking order in Belgium’s World Cup squad, it was Divock Origi who fired them into the last-16 after replacing Romelu Lukaku in Sunday’s World Cup victory over Russia, which ended 1-0.

The youngster scored five times for Lille last season, helping them to a third place finish in Ligue 1.

Liverpool and Arsenal interest 

Both Liverpool and Arsenal scouted the 19-year-old throughout the 2013-14 campaign, but Spurs are now thought to be favourites to land his signature.

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Origi is a much cheaper alternative to Lukaku, with Spurs supposedly offering £5million for a player who Lille have priced at around £8million.

Lukaku overpriced

Chelsea recently announced that it would take an offer in the region of £32million to even tempt the club into selling Lukaku, which has put off many of the clubs thought to be chasing the Belgian goal-scorer.

Spurs in the market for a striker

Tottenham are on the look out for a talented forward, with Jermain Defoe having left for Toronto FC in January, and Roberto Saldado failing to live up to expectation in the Premier League, and Origi could prove to be a decent signing if Tottenham land him for just £5million this summer.

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