The Sun is reporting that Tottenham have agreed on a deal worth £28m for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piatek.
Spurs will pay an initial £23.8m upfront. Then there is £4.2m worth of add-ons. The 24-year-old is set to sign for 3 1/2 years and is due for a medical this weekend.
With Harry Kane out until April with a hamstring injury, Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has identified the Polish international as his replacement. He’s wasted little time in trying to get Piatek in.
Once Tottenham became involved, we stood little chance of landing the striker. Newcastle wanted a loan deal but Spurs have shelled out a decent bid for Piatek.
Newcastle could try to match the bid as we should have the initial £23.8m available. However, Spurs is a much more attractive prospect for a player with ambition than Newcastle currently are.
He should also get game time initially with Harry Kane out for three months. However, Piatek may end up being just a back-up once Kane returns.
This one is disappointing as we really rate Piatek even with his dip in form this season. However, this one was always a bit of a longshot.
We also thought he would want to remain at Milan and they would not sell him for less than the £30m they paid for him.
Newcastle will still have many targets identified to bring in. Yesterday, there were reports of a bid for Club Brugge forward Emannuel Dennis. We’ll see if anything develops on that front.
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