Corriere dello Sport have revealed that rumoured Tottenham Hotspur target Arkadiusz Milik has been frozen out of the first-team picture at Napoli.
Football.London’s Alasdair Gold claimed that Milik was one of two main strike targets Spurs had narrowed their chase down to towards the end of the transfer window, with the other being Carlos Vinicius.
Spurs ended up signing up the Brazilian, who was reportedly Jose Mourinho’s first-choice target, and it looks like that has left Milik in a difficult situation.
Corriere dello Sport claim that the Polish international was confident that he would be able to secure a move away from the San Paolo Stadium before the transfer window closed, which is why he refused to sign a contract extension.
However, with interest from Spurs as well as Roma and PSG failing to materialise, he has been frozen out by Gennaro Gattuso and is training on his own.
With Milik’s contract with Napoli running out next summer, it is revealed that he will be able to sign a pre-contract agreement with a club outside of Italy during the January transfer window.
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It is fair to say that Milik was the striker that most Tottenham fans wanted bought in. However, multiple reports have asserted that Vinicius was Jose’s first choice. So, clearly, the Spurs boss felt that the Brazilian had a lot more to offer. Perhaps, it was the Napoli man’s injury record that put Tottenham as well as other clubs off from pushing ahead with a deal.
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