Tottenham Hotspur could be about to end their arduous hunt for a new striker this week…
According to Calciomercato, Spurs are set to meet with the representatives of Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik in London today in the hope of thrashing out a deal over a potential transfer this window.
They claim that several Premier League teams are interested in signing the 26-year-old and is available for a ‘bargain’ price of around €20m (£18m).
Milik no longer sees a future for himself in Naples with his club ready to sell him on before the deadline in under two weeks time.
Could we finally see a new forward in north London? Daniel Levy failed to sign a replacement for Fernando Llorente, who left for Milik’s Napoli last summer.
It very nearly cost the club everything. Harry Kane went down injured on New Year’s Day and in his absence, Jose Mourinho’s side were knocked out of both the FA Cup and the Champions League and would have been without Europe but for the season coming to a halt.
Kane returned, bagged seven goals and guided his side into the Europa League qualification stages – just.
Had there been a backup, then Mourinho wouldn’t have endured such a nightmare start to live at Spurs.
In Milik, they’re getting a 6 foot 1 colossus who has been likened to fellow Polish compatriot Robert Lewandowski but he also possesses a touch of class and genius with further comparisons to former Arsenal legend Dennis Bergkamp, whom he was coached by at Ajax.
Despite only starting 19 matches in Serie A last term, the Napoli frontman still bagged 11 goals, averaging 2.6 shots per game, via WhoScored.
For just £18m, you can’t help but feel that Levy would be getting quite the steal and the perfect solution to the striking problem.
AND in other news, Spurs eye move for Adebayor-like striker, he was once wanted by Pochettino…