Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly involved in the race to land AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek for £30 million this month (The Guardian).
The Polish international rose to prominence thanks to his lethal form with Genoa at the start of last season.
His performances eventually earned him a move to AC Milan and after making a fine start to life at his new club, the striker has fallen short of his high standards so far this campaign.
The 24-year-old has only scored four times in eighteen Serie A appearances this season (transfermarkt) and it is suggested that Milan are open to letting him leave following the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Spurs are said to be keen on adding a striker to their squad after Harry Kane tore his hamstring and have reportedly identified Piatek as a potential target.
While some Spurs fans felt that the Polish international represent a bargain for the reported £30m fee, others insisted that the club would be wise to stay away from the striker due to his struggles in finding the back of the net in Italy this season:
A goal every three games for Milan.
I think he could be a good fit, young, holds the ball up well and can pass the ball well.
For his age and expected cost, a snip.
— Castle Rock Brit (@CastleRockBrit) January 8, 2020
Spurs fans not wanting Krzysztof Piatek are weird man look how good looking he is ffs
— LP ✈︎ (@thfclp__) January 8, 2020
Get him please
— Yusuf Dadinho Kabuga ➐ (@yusufdadinho) January 8, 2020
Tbh this is how ridiculous Spurs twitter is getting excited about Piatek. The guys basically been a flop Milan have got a 40 yr old into replace him. It’s literally just spend money on anyone foreign sounding I don’t care. Thank fuck most of you don’t run the club 😂
— TAS⚽️ (@coys100) January 8, 2020
We should be avoiding Piatek. He’s been rubbish for Milan this season
— Chris Marulli (@Marulz_23) January 9, 2020
1/2 I see that Krzysztof Piatek of Milan is being linked with a £30m move to Spurs. As a Spurs fan I really hope not. Just 4 goals and no assists in 18 games, in which he has only completed 8 full games. After a great goalscoring start for Milan a year ago his form and confidence pic.twitter.com/WL27ZXvnJQ
— Douglas Bagley (@dougbagleyfdl) January 8, 2020
Spurs need to get on the signing off Piatek
30 goals in 42 games last season
Valued at 30mil
Out of favour due to Ibrahimovic arriving
Very good kane back up imo
— Josh (Vile Little Boy) (@SuperiorSissoko) January 7, 2020
Spurs Web Opinion
Even if Kane hadn’t been out injured, we still desperately needed to add another centre forward to the squad. Not only do we need a striker to serve as back up to Kane and take the pressure off him but we currently have no Plan B if things aren’t going for us like we did when we had Llorente. Piatek fits the profile of what Spurs need and isn’t too expensive.
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