Tottenham Hotspur were dealt a huge blow on the first day of the new decade in January when Harry Kane ruptured his hamstring tendon against Southampton.
Spurs later revealed that the striker needed surgery to correct the injury and would likely not return to training until early April.
This left the club without a senior striker for months on end, but they did have the entirety of the January transfer window to remedy such a problem.
Spurs were linked with AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek, but it was reported that the Lilywhites only wanted an 18-month loan, compared to Hertha Berlin who were prepared to sign him permanently (Daily Mail).
It was reported this week by SportBild that Piatek’s wife, Paulina Procyk, also had some influence in the decision, as she wanted to remain closer to home, thus preferring the Berlin move.
However, Paulina has since hit out on Instagram (quoted by SportMediaSet), stating that: “My husband takes my opinion into consideration but I never chose a team for him over any other. Any club where he can grow as a player will always meet my liking. The last decision is always up to him and his agent.”