Tottenham Hotspur are in pole position to land Nigeria under-17 ace Victor Osimhen ahead of the January transfer window.
The North London club are thought to have moved ahead of Arsenal and Manchester City in the race to bring him to Europe after a string of impressive performances at the Under-16 World Cup.
Talks are understood to have been opened regarding the prospect of the teenager joining the White Hart Lane outfit when the transfer window re-opens.
Osimhen has been the star of the youth tournament held in Chile so far, scoring nine goals. His tally include a hat-trick over Australia in the group stage, and a crucial winner against Mexico to send the Golden Eaglets through to the semi-finals.
A tall, imposing striker, the scoring sensation is equally adept if deployed in wider attacking positions, though he excels as the spearhead of a frontline.
Arsenal and Manchester City are also keeping tabs on Osinhen but are focusing their attention on his Nigerian team-mate Kelechi Nwakali, which could leave Spurs in the clear to lure teenage talent Osinhem to White Hart Lane.