Tottenham Hotspur are eager to add to their firepower to close the gap on Premier League champions Liverpool as quickly as possible.
Liverpool ran away with the Premier League in part due to their formidable front three of Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane. By contract, Tottenham have scored fewer goals than Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United this season.
While Harry Kane, who is the club’s top scorer, was ruled out for a large chunk of the season as a result of a hamstring injury, this doesn’t excuse the lack of goals up front. Indeed, Spurs have only managed to score just five goals in their past five games and scraped past Everton after Michael Keane put the ball into the back of his own net.
Jose Mourinho has insisted that he wants to bring in a striker to provide injury cover for Kane in the summer.
Recent reports have suggested that Tottenham are in the running to sign Napoli forward Arkadiusz Milik. However, Spurs have suffered a huge blow, as Milik’s agent has rejected any notion of his client moving to north London.
Speaking to Radio Punto Novo, as relayed by TuttoMercatoWeb via Sport Witness, Vincenzo Morabito said: “Milik to Tottenham seems complicated. They have the best English striker in the league and he’d go to sit behind Kane. It’s easier for him to end up at Atlético Madrid or Juventus.”
Napoli are keen to keep him at the Stadio San Paolo but face the prospect of losing him this summer as his contract will run out next year. Nevertheless, his intermediary has dismissed all talks of him ending up at Spurs, amid interest from Atletico Madrid and Juventus.
Mourinho knows that he needs to sign a backup striker sooner rather than later, as Kane has struggled with injury this season.
Clubs across the country are facing financial pressure from the coronavirus pandemic and Daniel Levy has been forced to borrow £175m from the Bank of England to cover the costs. However, Mourinho will likely have to look elsewhere as it seems that he has missed out on Milik already.
Napoli president Aurelio de Laurentiis values the Polish international at €50m (£45m) and it is difficult to believe that Levy will be willing to splash that amount of cash on one player in the current economic climate.
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