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Report: Napoli open to reducing Arek Milik asking price for Tottenham

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Report: Napoli open to reducing Arek Milik asking price for Tottenham

Tottenham Hotspur could sign Arek Milik on the cheap, with Napoli reportedly ready to reduce their asking price for the Premier League club.

According to a report from Gazzetta dello Sport, the Serie A giants see the Polish striker as a means of balancing their books, with the club in need of money.

Spurs do not want to pay the €40 million/£36 million asking price, and Gazzetta claim Napoli could give the north Londoners a discount of around €10 million/£9 million in order to get him offloaded.

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The player’s contract expires next summer, and Milik has apparently made it clear he won’t be extending.

That puts the pressure on Napoli, meaning the chance of a cut-price transfer for the striker this window is more than reasonable.

Milik has been with I Partenopei since 2016 and has scored 48 goals in 122 appearances in all competitions.

 

Those statistics might have been higher had he not suffered anterior cruciate ligament injuries in both knees during his time in Naples.

TBR’s View – Milik would be quality Kane backup

If Tottenham can get the discount that’s being reported and sign Milik for around £27 million, then that would be a decent deal.

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The 26-year-old, who has 49 Poland caps and 14 goals, is approaching his prime years and could be a great option off the bench for Spurs.

Whether that’s a role he’d be happy with remains to be seen, but Tottenham do need someone who can relieve the burden on Harry Kane, who does tend to pick up at least one injury per season.

The left-footed Milik is an ice-cool finisher, and also has the capacity to play as a second striker.

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