Opinion: Tottenham should pass on 11-goal striker, worrying injury record

One of the priorities for Tottenham Hotspur in this summer’s transfer market will be the capture of a new striker to provide competition and support to main man Harry Kane.

While plenty of names have been touted in the press as potential arrivals, one of the more-promising Spurs links in recent times has been talk of a move for Napoli centre forward Arkadiusz Milik.

The Poland international has had a topsy turvy time of it in Naples since moving from Ajax and Tottenham could well take advantage of the fact the Italians have signed Victor Oshimen from Lille this summer.

Milik is clearly an international-calibre attacker and someone who could make an impression at Spurs.

The 26-year-old netted 11 Serie A goals last season and has a good scoring record for both Napoli and Ajax.

However, despite Milik being an impressive striker when fit and firing, Tottenham should be wary of signing him given a questionable injury record.

The Poland international has suffered two serious cruciate and knee injuries in his career to date and missed segments of last season due to various ailments.

The last thing Tottenham want is to shell out a sizeable fee and get a player who is prone to time on the treatment table.

With the amount of money being touted for Spurs to attract Milik, where are plenty of other credible options to pursue that would represent less of a gamble, in my opinion.