Tottenham unlikely to move for 14-goal man, says Alasdair Gold


Tottenham Hotspur are preparing for a big season.

After reaching the Champions League final and moving into their new stadium the North London side had high hopes for last term.

Unfortunately for them things didn't quite work out.

A mixed season saw Spurs finish the season in sixth place - a position that was perhaps a little bit forgiving given their inconsistency over the campaign.

With a year in the Europa League on the horizon, Daniel Levy will be keen to ensure that Tottenham are back in the Champions League by the end of this term.

Jose Mourinho is a proven winner and will be doing everything that he can to finish the season in the top four this term.

Despite difficult economic times, Levy is certainly doing what he can to back him in the the transfer market after bringing in Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg, Joe Hart and Matt Doherty already.

However what Mourinho really needs is a striker.


Plenty of names have been linked with a move to the club, one of whom is Arkadiusz Milik.

The Napoli striker is out of contract next summer and with no agreement over an extension imminent, it seems that he could be available to move on.

Spurs have been heavily linked with a move, but according to Alasdair Gold of Football London, the striker's wage demands could make a move difficult to pull off.

Writing for Football London, Gold said: "Milik fits the Mourinho striker mould, but perhaps not the normal Spurs transfer profile with his injury history and wage expectations.

"I'd say fitting a player into the wage structure and not upsetting others is key and with Milik believed to be looking for £150k a week that's hefty for someone who will play far less minutes than others on less money."


GIVEMESPORT'S Phil Spencer says...

It seems that a move for Arkadiusz Milik is a tad ambitious.

There's no doubt that Tottenham Hotspur need a striker to challenge Harry Kane and provide suitable backup.

But I'm not sure that the Napoli man is the right fit for that role.

After scoring 14 goals last term the frontman will be looking for a move where he's going to be the main man.

Simply put, that's not going to happen in North London.

Spurs need a player who is happy with playing a squad role, or someone who is stepping up to life at a top club for the first time.

Otherwise the prospect of playing second fiddle to Harry Kane isn't all that appealing.

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