Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with a number of strikers over the last few months, which is understandable considering that they still do not have a natural back up for Harry Kane.
The club tried in vain to sign a striker during the January transfer window, and reports indicate that addressing the issue is one of the club’s priorities when the transfer window opens this summer (Football Insider).
With so many transfer rumours doing the rounds, it is quite difficult to tell which players the club are genuinely interested in and which rumours are simply paper talk.
One player who the North Londoners continue to be heavily linked with is Napoli striker, Arkadiusz Milik.
Spurs are reportedly battling Juventus for the Polish international’s signature (SportItalia via Area Napoli), with Napoli boss Gennaro Gattuso recently admitting that the Serie A giants might not have any choice but to let the striker leave due to the fact he is seeking a new challenge (Sky Italia).
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold has now revealed in a Q and A session that Milik is the one that Mourinho wants to bring to North London.
However, he suggested that the striker has doubts over whether he will get sufficient game time at Tottenham, with Harry Kane already at the club.
When asked about the Spurs’ rumoured pursuit of Milik, Gold said: “He appears to be someone Mourinho likes the look of but his agent has been making noises about the old Harry Kane problem and a lack of game time.
“It’s something that seems to dog Spurs more than any other club, perhaps because they so rarely play with two up front and Kane is just so dominant.”
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Going by the evidence of Sunday, playing two up front could actually work quite nicely for us. Kane and Son were much more effective when they played close to each other while the wide midfield role also suited both Sissoko and Moura.
If we were to adopt a similar formation more regularly, Mourinho could potentially convince a striker like Milik that he would get sufficient game time. The 26-year-old certainly has the attributes to complement both Son and Kane.
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