Tottenham Hotspur are on the lookout for a new striker this summer, but financial implications could stop manager Jose Mourinho bolstering his squad.
However, the club could be willing to sacrifice some members of the current side in order to bring in the Portuguese’s targets.
According to GiveMeSport, Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik is high on the shortlist and is viewed as an ideal and attainable backup to Harry Kane.
It’s further claimed that Spurs winger Erik Lamela could be used as a pawn in any deal some seven years after his £30m move from Serie A rivals Roma.
Would you swap Lamela for Milik?
The Argentine has only started four matches under Mourinho since his arrival in November and was dropped to the bench for Tuesday’s game against West Ham.
There have even been reports suggesting that Lamela is playing for his future in north London in these remaining Premier League fixtures.
Steven Bergwijn’s arrival in January has put his place at risk, so it would make sense for the club to move on from the 28-year-old.
Meanwhile, the Poland international makes for an interesting case to finally become Diego Llorente’s replacement. It’s abundantly clear that Spurs needed another senior option in attack as they suffered badly with Kane out injured.
The failure to sign another striker in the January transfer window cost Spurs as they crashed out of all remaining cup competitions and have been left with a battle to secure European football next term.
Milik’s playing style has been compared to fellow countryman Robert Lewandowski in the past, which is easy to see why given his 6 foot 1 frame and physical prowess.
Former Napoli chief Carlo Ancelotti has dubbed him “sensational” back in January 2019 and despite not playing much this term, Milik has still been able to find the net on 13 occasions, via Transfermarkt.
It wouldn’t be the worst swap to make ahead of next season.