After Fernando Llorente expressed his desire to return to La Liga, with Athletic Bilbao set to swoop in – according to the Independent – Tottenham should look to Serie A and Krzysztof Piatek to help keep Harry Kane on his toes.
With the Spanish striker understandably frustrated at a lack of opportunities in north London, Mauricio Pochettino is in need of a new striker to keep star striker Kane motivated whilst also providing cover for any potential injury.
Whilst you may argue that a relatively cheap option with not as flourishing a reputation as Piatek’s may be a better option to merely provide cover, Spurs would also be foolish not to swop for a player who is quickly become one of Europe’s most coveted forwards.
At 23-years-old, and at a relatively small club in Genoa, the Polish international hit nine goals in his first 10 Serie A starts following a £3.5m summer move to Italy.
With the debts from the new stadium soaring through the roof, the north Londoners may be short on cash, as seen in the summer when they signed a grand total of zero players.
With Kane being, well, Kane, the need for a goalscorer is minimal, and it could be argued that central midfield is a more worrying area given Mousa Dembele’s impending departure.
However, if they are to become a top club, Tottenham need to make their kind of signings before any other big club gets their hands on proceedings; there doesn’t seem to be much vision in the club’s recruitment strategy, with a more reactionary approach evident.
Piatek is a physically imposing, clinical finisher who will no doubt improve under Pochettino’s tutelage. If they have the cash for any transfers, maybe not in January, but in the summer, then those higher up at the new White Hart Lane would be foolish not to at least tempt Genoa with an offer.