According to a report by Corriere Dello Sport (as relayed by Football.London), Tottenham Hotspur may decide not to pursue a deal for Arkadiusz Milik this summer due to Napoli’s asking price for the striker.
Reports from Italy over the past couple of weeks have claimed that Tottenham are in negotiations with Napoli for the 26-year-old.
Tuttosport (via Sport Witness) claimed that Tottenham had made a player plus cash offer for the forward while Sport Italia journalist, Alfredo Pedulla (as relayed by TuttoNapoli), suggested that the Lilywhites were ‘pushing a lot’ to get the deal for Milik over the line.
Recent reports also indicate that Tottenham’s north London rivals, Arsenal are interested in the Polish international’s services (TuttoMercatoWeb).
Corriere dello Sport claim that Napoli are demanding €50million for the striker despite the fact that he just has a year left to run on his contract.
It is said that the price tag is likely to put off Daniel Levy as well as Jose Mourinho.
It is also suggested that Atletico Madrid are also keen on landing Milik this summer and Spurs are not considered to be likely to land the target man who has scored 12 goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for Napoli this season (transfermarkt).
Spurs Web Opinion
Out of the strikers available this summer, it is clear that Milik would be the best option we can go for but €50 million is a completely unrealistic price tag for a player with just a year left on his deal. Napoli will likely be forced to reduce their asking price as I cannot see any club agreeing to pay that amount.
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