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Report: Everton join Tottenham in race for Napoli centre-forward Arkadiusz Milik

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Report: Everton join Tottenham in race for Napoli centre-forward Arkadiusz Milik

Everton have reportedly joined Premier League rivals Tottenham in a late move for Napoli centre-forward Arkadiusz Milik.

According to Sky Italy journalist Gianluca Di Marzio on his official website Everton have in the last few hours entered the race to try sign the 26-year-old.

It is claimed that Spurs are already after the left-footed striker, but there is now competition from the Merseyside club.

The report explains that Milik’s potential move to Roma has collapsed, meaning Serie A outfit Napoli may now look to send him out on loan in the remaining days of the transfer window.

Italian publication CalcioMercato previously claimed on Wednesday that Spurs sent representatives to Italy to try secure a deal for Milik, as well as Inter Milan’s Milan Skriniar.

 

Milik scored 14 goals in 35 games across all competitions last season for Napoli and he’s a physical frontman that looks like he would be well suited to the style of the Premier League, with the way he can hold the play up and provide a threat in the air too.

The Poland international has scored goals at a regular rate at Napoli, while at Dutch giants Ajax he managed 47 goals in just 75 appearances.

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TBR’s View:

Everton already have a settled frontline with Dominic Calvert-Lewin in superb form, while Richarlison either joins him as a forward pairing or operates slightly from the left flank cutting inside.

They also have youngster Moise Kean on their books, so it’s interesting that Carlo Ancelotti’s side are still looking to bring in another striker.

Milik is a striker that has looked tailor-made for the Premier League and in recent years has continued his development, but whether he’d want to join a club as he enters his peak years to risk sitting on the bench is a potential problem.

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