A deal for the Argentine was reportedly set to be done where he would move to the north London outfit as part of the transfer which would see Kieran Trippier go the other way.
But the English full-back has since signed for Atletico for a cash-only sum of £20million, leaving Correa’s move to Tottenham up in the air. Now, Milan are attempting to negotiate the price for the player down to under €50m, despite the Spanish club asking for €55m.
It could be considered a blessing in disguise for Spurs that they are likely going to miss out on Correa because he is a player they really do not need.
Across his whole career to date, Correa has made 246 appearances of which 186 of them he has played as a right-winger or a second striker.
And when you look at the number of players the Lilywhites have in those positions, and how well they have performed over the past 12 months, it makes you wonder why on earth they would shell out €50m plus on the Atletico forward.
Christian Eriksen has been a stalwart in the number ten position for Spurs over the years having scored 48 goals and provided 71 assists in 205 appearances as an attacking midfielder behind the striker.
They also have Dele Alli who can play in that role despite only bagging five Premier League goals last time out.
Indeed, with Ndombele and potentially Lo Celso coming into the set-up, there is simply no room for Correa. Padding out the squad might be tempting after going so long without an addition prior to this summer but buying for the sake of buying doesn’t seem in keeping with the club’s previous strategy.
Frankly, it would be an expensive waste.
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