Tottenham Hotspur have been handed a timely boost ahead of the January transfer window as Goal reports Napoli may be willing to allow striker Arkadiusz Milik to leave for as little as £13.5m.
The north London club was keen on signing the Polish forward in the summer. However, the deal failed to materialise as Napoli were seeking a £25m transfer fee, which Spurs were unwilling to pay.
Turning to Carlos Vinicius
Tottenham opted to bring in Carlos Vinicius instead on a season-long loan from Benfica.
The Brazilian attacker has shown glimpses of his talent, netting three times in the Europa League.
However, he has been limited to just one substitute appearance in the league. With Harry Kane in scintillating form, it appears unlikely Vinicius will get more minutes any time soon.
Possible return for Milik
That situation could lead Spurs to return for Milik when the window opens. The 26-year-old has fallen out of favour at Napoli this season and hasn’t been included on their squad list.
With his contract set to expire in the summer, it seems inevitable he will leave Naples soon. And Napoli lowering their asking price could speed his exit.
Milik has scored 48 goals in 122 games for the Italian side since joining in 2016, proving he’s a classy operator.
He’s also accustomed to fighting for his place, having competed against the likes of Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne for a starting berth in recent years.
Bringing in Milik could keep Kane on his toes as Spurs look to maintain their title push heading into 2021.
Spurs face competition
Spurs aren’t the only club interested in Milik, though. European giants Juventus and Atletico Madrid are also said to be monitoring the forward’s situation ahead of a potential bid.
For now, Spurs are relying heavily on Kane and his amazing partnership with Son Heung-min during the busy festive period.
Jose Mourinho’s men host Leicester City this weekend, aiming to bounce back from their midweek loss at Liverpool.