Report: West Ham and Newcastle have advantage over Spurs in race for 26-year-old

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According to a report by Corriere Dello Sport (as relayed by Sport Witness), West Ham United and Newcastle United have the upper hand over Tottenham in the race for Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik.

Milik was heavily linked with a move to Tottenham during the previous transfer window but the North Londoners instead decided to make a move for Carlos Vinicius by taking the Brazilian on loan from Benfica.

The Polish international ended up remaining at Naples and has been frozen out of the first-team this season.

Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli has confirmed that the 26-year-old is keen on leaving the club next month (Sky Italia via Football Italia).

Vinicius has not had a consistent run in the Spurs side since arriving at the club and reports indicate that Jose Mourinho’s men could make another attempt to snap up Milik next month (Express).

Corriere Dello Sport have now said that Newcastle and West Ham have joined Spurs in the race for the striker.

They claim that both clubs have an advantage over Spurs since they can offer the former Ajax man regular game time, while he would have to play second fiddle to Harry Kane in North London.

Spurs Web Opinion

I do not expect us to sign another striker in January but it is concerning how little game time Vinicius has got recently despite our hectic schedule. That perhaps suggests that the Brazilian has not impressed Mourinho and his coaching staff in training.

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