Tottenham Hotspur enjoyed a rather impressive summer of transfer business, signing no fewer than seven players to Jose Mourinho’s first-team squad.
There were defensive reinforcements in the shape of Matt Doherty, Sergio Reguilon and Joe Rodon whilst Harry Kane’s new back-up was found in Carlos Vinicius. Spurs also added Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg and Joe Hart, and even saw the sensational return of Gareth Bale to N17.
But chairman Daniel Levy cannot sit back and be content with his dealings with the January transfer window on the horizon. And whilst his pursestrings may be somewhat tied due to financial constraints and the money already spent, foreign free-agents must be considered.
From January 1st, Spurs will be able to open talks with anyone out-of-contract in June outside of the Premier League – and from within Europe.
One name who was mooted with a switch to north London falls into this category, and he may well be worth revisiting in the winter window.
According to reports in Italy back in August, Spurs were keen on making a move for Napoli frontman Arkadiusz Milik whilst Football Insider went as far as claiming that tentative talks between the two happened.
He seemingly has no future at the Serie A outfit, and is set to be a free man this summer, so Levy could even negotiate a cut-price deal if they truly wanted him sooner rather than later.
Carlos Vinicius is only on loan at the club but has a whopping £41m purchase option, which would be one huge gamble considering he’s yet to prove his worth.
Instead, Spurs could tie up Milik ahead of that loan expiring and it won’t even cost Levy a penny.
The 26-year-old has not featured for Napoli at all this season, though he has continued to be selected for Poland, so there are no troubles over injuries.
He’d be a wonderful option to have come next summer, all for free too. Levy’s ears are surely ringing.
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