According to The Guardian, Tottenham have now entered the race to sign Newcastle target Krzysztof Piatek.
With Harry Kane expected to be out until March, Spurs are in the market for another option this month – and they’ve turned their attention to the AC Milan number 9 according to David Hytner’s latest piece.
The report insists that both Tottenham, ourselves and Aston Villa are not keen to pursue an ‘expensive permanent deal’ for the £30m-rated Polish international, but interest from Mourinho could be ominous as far as Bruce’s hopes of landing the striker are concerned.
Here’s a snippet from The Guardian’s latest piece:
Tottenham will push to sign a striker this month as they react to the long-term absence of Harry Kane and they have joined the chase for Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek. Milan, who have re-signed their former centre-forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, are prepared to sell Piatek, a 24-year-old Poland international, if they can recoup the £30m they paid to take him from Genoa last January.
An expensive permanent deal would not appear to suit Spurs or, indeed, Newcastle and Aston Villa, who have also shown an interest in Piatek. The Premier League clubs would prefer a loan. Milan do not want that but it remains to be seen whether their position changes in the countdown to deadline.
With Kane injured and Spurs lacking an alternative, a move to the North London club would likely appeal over a six-month stint at St James’ Park.
Let’s hope these new claims from the Guardian aren’t true. But if they are, our hopes of signing the Serie A striker may be dwindling fast.