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Zbigniew Boniek gives verdict on who £45m striker should play for amid Arsenal and Spurs links

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Zbigniew Boniek gives verdict on who £45m striker should play for amid Arsenal and Spurs links

Reported Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur target Arkadiusz Milik has been issued with some advice by Poland legend Zbigniew Boniek (Radio Kiss Kiss, translated by TMW).

Back in March, Mikel Arteta’s Gunners were said to be in the hunt for the Poland striker, along with North London rivals Tottenham Hotspur (Calcio Napoli 24) and Everton (Area Napoli).

Milik, who has scored 12 goals in 22 games in all competitions for Napoli this season, is also thought to be on the radar of AC Milan, Atletico Madrid and Juventus, according to Goal.com.

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The Poland international’s Napoli contract expires in 2021 and, although the Serie A side doesn’t want to part ways with him, the player himself has been deemed to be in a “hurry” to seal a move elsewhere, La Repubblica recently claimed.

The outlet also suggested that Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis was desperate to avoid strengthening bitter rivals Juventus, but would be prepared to accept an offer from England below their £45million asking price.

Tuttosport has claimed that Milik’s entourage has rebuffed all contract renewal offers and now the only way for Napoli to escape this stalemate is by selling him, with “not one possibility”, aside from a sudden change in mind from either party, that the player will stay put at Napoli until 2021.

 

“I think that his goodbye to Napoli is possible,” said Boniek. “The Premier League or Juventus? They are two difficult options to choose from because it is like deciding between two beautiful restaurants.

“The Premier League is nice to play for in many reasons but Juventus is the most organized club in the world, together with Bayern Munich.”

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Milik is a high-calibre forward, who boasts plenty of positive qualities including pace, strength, agility, great movement on and off the ball, a powerful shot and an equally strong header.

However, a £45million price tag could well be out of the North Londoners’ reach, unless either side was to sell one of their star players – not impossible, given the uncertain futures of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Harry Kane.

And with Boniek suggesting Juve and Bayern would be good places for his compatriot to ply his trade – indeed, both are on the verge of winning their respective leagues once again – then it may be a tall order for Arsenal and Spurs alike to entice him to North London.

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