Tottenham strike target has no intention of staying with current club

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A striker that Tottenham were pursuing during the summer will reportedly leave his current club at the end of the season.

Arkadiusz Milik has no intention of staying at Napoli, according to Goal.

The striker’s contract runs out in June 2021, which has perked the ears of the likes of Juventus and Atletico Madrid, the source states.

With this in mind, Napoli may want to offload him as soon as January to get a return on him.

Tottenham were keen on the Poland international but were ultimately snuffed by the 26-year-old.

Spurs’ interest was reignited, though, after reports claimed that Napoli would sell Milik for as much as half of his original asking price.


With the January window approaching and Milik supposedly stating his intentions, Goal says his transfer figure now stands at around £14million.

This is a dramatic decrease from the £25million that the Focus said the Serie A club was initially asking for during the summer.

Either way, it looks like the in-demand man will be leaving the club in 2021.

Milik netted 14 times for Napoli last season, meaning he has now scored 48 goals across his 122 appearances for the club since his arrival from Ajax in 2016.

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Milik disappointed by Napoli’s treatment of him

However, Milik has not played a single minute this season for Napoli.

He was omitted from their Seire A and Europa League squad lists as a result of his links elsewhere.

At one stage during the summer, he underwent a medical at Roma before the move fell through.

Speaking to SportoweFakty in October, Milik explained how he felt about the situation.

“I believe I haven’t been treated well,” he said. “I heard it (being left out of the squads) from the press.”

He stated that he “expected this decision” but that the “lack of communication from the club is not professional.”

Milik continued: “Napoli wanted to extend my contract for five years and gave me two choices: To sign or leave.

“I decided that I would like to try something else. I think this is the right time to try a new challenge.

“There has never been hostility on my part towards Napoli. I wanted to solve everything professionally.”

Milik was keen on a move to join Everton but Carlo Ancelotti dismissed the idea.