Paul Robinson backs Spurs to move for Chelsea player as a smart signing

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Former Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Paul Robinson has claimed that it will be difficult for the North London outfit to land Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik.

The Polish international has been linked with a move to the Champions League finalists as a potential back-up for Harry Kane (The Sun).

Spurs struggled to find the back of the net at the turn of the year when Kane and Heung-min Son both were sidelined with respective hamstring and arm injuries.

Robinson believes that Chelsea’s Olivier Giroud would be a more realistic target for Tottenham to provide cover for Kane.

Milik is out of contract at the Serie A side next summer and the 26-year-old’s agent has questioned why the forward would make the move to Tottenham when he would end up as second fiddle to Harry Kane (Radio Marte).

Jose Mourinho’s side were heavily linked with a move for Giroud in the January transfer window only for a move to fail to materialise (The Sun).

“It is always a difficult sell to a player when they know Harry Kane will play if he is fit,” Robinson told Football Insider.

“Mourinho will only play with one striker and you have got to remember that they have Son as well.

“Milik would not start every game and it would take a certain type of player to play that role.

“But Kane has not completed a full season for three years or so. He is still scoring goals despite missing great big chunks of seasons through injury but do you want to risk it as a player coming in? It is a tough sell.

“In January they tried to get Giroud and I still think he would be a smart signing.”

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