Report: President makes big demands for striker Spurs could have previously signed for a fraction

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Dom Le Roy

According to reports from Italy, Napoli will refuse to consider any offer below £37million for Tottenham target Arkadiusz Milik this summer.

Calcio Napoli 24 reported earlier this month that Milik is one of the players Jose Mourinho is eyeing up as he looks to bring in an experienced striker to take some of the goalscoring burden away off the shoulders of Harry Kane.

The Polish forward has netted twelve goals in twenty-two appearances in all competitions so far this season (transfermarkt).

Spurs are also said to be facing competition from their North London rivals Arsenal for Milik’s signature (Calciomercato).

Calciomercato claim that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis has told the striker’s representatives that any offer below £37million will not even be entertained.

It is also revealed that Laurentiis wants £46million if a deal is to be struck immediately for Milik.

The striker is said to currently be in talks with Napoli over a new contract and wants a deal in the region of £70,000 compared to the £40,000 he currently earns at the Serie A side.

Milik has just over a year left to run on his contract in Naples which could force De Laurentiis into a decision if a new deal cannot be agreed.

Spurs are reported to have had the opportunity to have signed the 26-year-old when he was just 16 for £100,000 following a trial only for the North Londoners to decide that they had better players on their books at his age grade (Mirror).

Spurs Web Opinion

While I do rate Milik and believe he can be a decent option for us as cover for Harry Kane, I really hope he is not our number one striker target. It’s because I expect the transfer saga to drag on for a long time given the striker’s contract situation and Napoli’s reluctance to accept a cut-price deal.

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