Tottenham Hotspur have been linked with Arkadiusz Milik all-summer long but the latest report should provide all the information Spurs fans need to know regarding whether a potential deal could happen.
Sky Sports have stated that the Serie A side are holding out for £32.5 million for the Polish forward, despite the fact the reported Lilywhites target is in the final year of his contract in Naples.
This statement should provide Tottenham fans all the clarity they need in relation to the potential of the club signing Milik – it just isn’t going to happen.
Spurs chairman Daniel Levy is not going to splash the cash this summer given the financial situation that Premier League clubs find themselves in.
But, with the prospect of signing Milik for nothing in January, hell will freeze over before the Tottenham chief splurges £30+ million on someone six months before he could land him for nothing.
I think the Polish forward would be an exciting and very able signing at Tottenham, but the likelihood of it happened just isn’t there.
What I hope doesn’t happen is Levy reverts to type.
His ploy of pursuing a Tottenham target for the entirety of a transfer window, before trying to screw down the selling club’s asking price at the 11th hour on transfer deadline day has had mixed results.
With Spurs in dire need of attacking reinforcements, the club should move on from Milik, target someone else more attainable and avoid the disappointment of ending up with no-one new come October 6.