Report: Tottenham ready to use Lucas Moura in swap deal for striker

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur continue to be linked with a move for Arkadiusz Milik, with reports in the media suggesting that the club remain intent on signing the Poland international this summer.

Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness) now report that the North Londoners are prepared to send Lucas Moura to Napoli in order to lower the Italian club’s €50million (£45.5m) valuation of the striker.

Previous reports have indicated that Spurs are one of two clubs to have made an offer for the 26-year-old, along with Juventus (SportItalia via Area Napoli).

Meanwhile, Italian agent Vincenzo Morabito has told Radio Marte (as relayed by Area Napoli) that Milik’s departure from the San Paolo Stadium is inevitable this summer.

He suggested that Gennaro Gattuso’s side would be interested in signing Moura but expressed his doubts as to whether Milik will be willing to move to Spurs to play second fiddle to Harry Kane.

Morabito is quoted as saying: “Moura is a very interesting player, he did quite well at Tottenham, especially a year ago, which was his best season. Fast, technical, very professional.

“Despite being 28 years old, he has only played in three clubs: San Paolo, PSG, where he has done very well, and now at Tottenham. He would be a great quality purchase.

“Milik’s problem is his contract expires in 2021. I’m not so convinced of Tottenham; he would go there and be the reserve [striker].

“Tottenham wanted Olivier Giroud in the past and he didn’t accept because there is no room with Harry Kane.”

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Presumably, Milik wants to leave Napoli as he desires to be the first-choice striker somewhere and that is not happening at Spurs with Kane around. I would suggest Napoli are also demanding an exorbitant price for a player who only has a year left on his contract. I suspect they will have to eventually lower their price.

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  1. Playing back up to Kane is not nearly the problem it was a couple of years ago. Since World Cup. between injuries and being off form, we haven’t had a %0% contribution from Kane. A second striker dcould get plenty of game time, especially if Mourinho can find the balls to sit Kane on the bench when he is neither fit nor ready.


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