Spurs not willing to meet striker target’s £36m asking price – report

Spurs not willing to meet striker target’s £36m asking price – report

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SSC Naples' Polish forward Arkadiusz Milik looks on during a press conference at the Metalist stadium in Kharkiv on September 12, 2017, on the eve of the UEFA Champions League, Group F football match FC Shakhtar Donetsk vs SSC Naples (SSC Napoli). / AFP PHOTO / SERGEI SUPINSKY (Photo credit should read SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

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Tottenham are interested in signing Arkadiusz Milik but are not willing to meet Napoli’s €40 million asking price for the striker, according to reports in Italy.

Milik scored 11 goals in 26 Serie A appearances this season and would be an ideal deputy for Harry Kane, if Spurs are interested in signing back-up for their talisman this summer.

Italian outlet Gazzetta dello Sport claims Milik’s Napoli future is up in the air, and the Poland international is said to be attracting interest from Juventus and Tottenham.

However, both Spurs and Juventus currently value Milik at less than the €40 million (around £36m) Napoli are asking for, meaning a move for the 26-year-old is uncertain for now.

Tottenham struggled for goals when Harry Kane and Son Heung-min were both sidelined with injuries before lockdown, highlighting the need for another option up front.

But the Londoners may find it difficult – as they have in the past – to attract a striker who is both good enough to play for Spurs and willing to sit on the bench, for the most part, behind Kane and Son.

It will be interesting to see whether Milik is eager to join if Tottenham act on their apparent interest.

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  1. Don’t believe we have to spend much a on back up striker.
    Troy Deeney for sure would do a job for 12 months on a freebie; hopefully Parrott will be ready then after his Ioan to hit the ground running.
    After Holjberg, spend on a couple of full backs(assuming and fingers crossed Aurier will be gone) and a play maker who can open up defences(Grealish,Coutinho).

  2. Coutinho is the playmaker I’d love to see at Spurs, but I don’t think it will happen. I’m glad Willian isn’t coming ‘tho, and I’m glad
    to still be cursing him at the Arse, as I did at Chelsea, after the deplorable way he used Spurs, including taking a medical, as a diversion
    to achieve his Chelski (new Russian) riches! I doubt Grealish will come here because Levy won’t spend more than £50m and Villa are seeking £80m.
    I like him, but I really don’t think he’d take us to another level anyway. Zaha is not on the radar either.
    Yes, Aurier has to go, and it will be a godsend if we claw back what we paid for him, even tho’ Levy is seeking close to £35m. There must
    be a lot of rubbish out there, and over-priced rubbish at that, if any club is willing to pay more than £20m for Aurier.
    I still wonder why we sold Tripps (his last and only below-average season didn’t
    mean he was finished) and, to rub it in, we sold for less than what we bought Aurier for!!!
    So full/wing backs are a priority for us, and quickly, although I don’t think we’ll ever
    find the world class quality of the Walker/Tripps and Rose/Davis years again.
    Everything stemmed from our fantastic flank play back then .. allowing Kane, Eriksen, Alli and Son/Lamela to do their thing, while
    taking pressure off central defence and midfield.
    I’d take Troy Deeney on a free in a heartbeat. Southampton won’t sell Ings for what we’d prefer to pay, and Callum Wilson would be hard to get too.
    We have some outstanding youth players …Tanganga, Parrott, Skipp etc., but remember that KWP didn’t hit it for us, and neither so far,
    has Sessegnon, Foyth or Clarke, so we can’t rely on youth coming through.
    So, cover striker for Kane ..a full back or two ..and a playmaker. That would do us.

  3. Zaha is a left winger…why would we want him when we have Son and Berg. Zaha scored four goals last season. he’s donkey

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