According to reports from Italy, rumoured Tottenham target Arkadiusz Milik has informed Napoli that he is happy to stay at the club for the remainder of his contract and leave on a free transfer next summer.
The Polish international is reported to be one of several options Spurs are considering as they seek to bring in a striker before the transfer deadline (Football.London).
It was previously reported that Spurs had considered Napoli’s asking price for the 26-year-old to be excessive and that they have offered a pre-contract agreement to the striker over a potential switch to North London next summer (Gazzetta Dello Sport via Sport Witness).
The report suggested that that could be a ploy by the Lilywhites to get Napoli to lower their asking price.
However, according to Gianlucadimarzio.com, Milik has now informed the Serie A club that he is willing to stay until the end of his contract.
The report reveals that the striker was unhappy that Gennaro Gattuso decided to leave him out of the squad for the recent friendly against Pescara and is now threatening to leave on a free transfer at the end of the season.
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This could either mean that Milik is playing along in order to potentially force Napoli to lower their demands or that he is not particularly ecstatic about coming to Spurs and wants to see if more options open up for him as a free agent next summer.
There is no indication from journalists close to Tottenham that the Polish international is our main striker target this summer. However, I suspect that he could become our priority if Napoli are forced into lower their asking price by Milik’s stance.
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