Tottenham Hotspur were on the lookout for a new striker in the January transfer market this year, heavily influenced by Harry Kane’s long-term injury picked up in the same month.
Kane ruptured the tendon in his hamstring on the very first day of the new decade, with Spurs initially claiming that he would be out of training until early April.
However, this at least gave Daniel Levy nearly an entire month to find a suitable replacement. Despite this, Spurs were unable to bring in a new striker in January.
One man who the club were linked with was AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek, who eventually transferred to Hertha Berlin in Germany instead (BBC).
It was said that the striker moved to Hertha Berlin as they were willing to pay a permanent fee, while Spurs only wanted an 18-month loan for the player (Daily Mail).
However, SportBild have now revealed that Piatek’s wife, Paulina Procyk, also preferred a move to Berlin as she wanted to be closer to home, which was likely another contributing factor.