Tottenham Hotspur are reportedly set to call off their pursuit of Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik this summer, with the club said to be willing to wait until January to sign him on a free.
That is according to Sky Sports, who claim that Spurs will see Milik’s asking price this summer as a little bit too expensive, given he only has a year left on his current contract in Naples.
Napoli are reportedly asking for a fee of over £30m for the Polish striker, who has been a long-term target for Spurs over the course of this summer.
That fee, then, will prove too much for Daniel Levy. It is claimed instead the the club may look to Troy Deeney as a short-term option before moving again for Milik in January when he will be available on a free transfer.
Jose Mourinho is desperate to see the club land a new striker and told his press conference just yesterday that he had let the board know his wishes.
Patience could pay off here, especially if Deeney arrives – TBR View
The signing of Deeney could be a masterstroke just for a single season and exactly what Tottenham need.
The Watford man is capable of bullying defenders and given he is captain at Vicarage Road, is a proven leader, something Jose Mourinho loves about his players.
Milik is a fine talent but the smart business decision is to simply wait three months and land him for free. Daniel Levy is a shrewd businessman so you’d imagine that would be his thinking too in relation to the Napoli ace.