According to reliable transfer guru Fabrizio Romano, who has provided the latest update on Spurs target Arkadiusz Milik, Tottenham apparently ‘asked’ about signing the Napoli striker but were unable to reach an agreement and their pursuit has now ended with Benfica star Carlos Vinicius now close to completing a move as his alternative.
Milik, who bagged 14 goals in all competitions last season for the Serie A side, was being considered by Spurs as back-up to star forward Harry Kane before the club agreed a loan-to-buy deal for Vinicius.
Should Spurs have signed Vinicius or Milik?
Indeed, Alasdair Gold also confirmed that he was on the agenda recently, along with FC Metz attacker Habib Diallo plus Benfica duo Vinicius and Haris Seferovic.
La Gazetta dello Sport made a huge claim on Milik to Spurs last week, with their report stating Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy ‘would have decided to pay’ Napoli’s desired £22.9 million sum before AS Roma got involved and leaped ahead of Spurs in the queue for his signature.
After negotiations between the two Italian clubs collapsed, it appears Spurs briefly reignited their interest in Milik but couldn’t come to an agreement as per Romano – with Levy now opting for Vinicius on a temporary deal instead.
While Lilywhites may not be too fussed on missing out over the attacker after securing an agreement for Vinicius but he may well have been a brilliant signing for Spurs and Jose Mourinho if a deal was done.
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