Tottenham Hotspur may have failed to sign a single player during the summer transfer window but their early season form suggests they cannot afford to draw another blank in January.
Tottenham’s beginning to the season has been clouded by uncertainty over the new stadium, frustration over a lack of summer activity and a concerning lack of fluidity on the field of play, yet they sit just 2 points off the league leaders after 8 fixtures.
That Mauricio Pochettino’s side have stayed within touching distance of the leading pack whilst playing below par will naturally please supporters as collecting victories during poor spells is a trademark of champions in the making but, they will inevitably fall away from the leaders if they fail to strengthen in the January window, regardless of how far they improve in the coming weeks.
With that being said, Daniel Levy should be on high alert after the Italian media outlet La Gazzetta Sport (via TEAMtalk) revealed that Genoa would hold out for 40 million euros (£35.2 million) for their crown jewel Krzysztsof Piatek.
The Poland international caught the attention of Genoa last season when he scored 21 goals from 36 appearances for Cracovia Krakow in the Polish top-flight, and the Serie A club moved to secure his services in the summer.
But an electric start to the campaign has drawn interest from both Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool, with 9 goals already to Piatek’s name from just 7 appearances.
With a record that phenomenal it’s no wonder that Spurs are expressing an interest, and if Daniel Levy is willing to fork out £35.2 million for his services there is no doubt the transfer would go along way to rewriting the wrongs of the summer window.
A complete forward with both an incredible record in-front of goal and a determined attitude to work hard for his teammates, Tottenham would strike gold if they were able to fend off competition from across Europe to sign Piatek.
Levy’s record in the transfer market suggests it’s a deal that he would be inclined to shy away from, but on balance the Poland international represents excellent value for money at £35.2 million.
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