You might have heard, but Harry Kane is having surgery and is out until April. This being January, it’s a good time to maybe possibly perhaps finally bring in a suitable backup, especially since aside from Troy Parrott there aren’t any other recognized strikers in the Tottenham Hotspur first team.
But also because this is January, the football rumor machine wasted no time in gearing up to full speed to spit out some Spurs-are-looking-for-players rumors. Like this one — Gianluca Di Marzio is reporting that AC Milan has now rejected two bids from Spurs from Polish striker Krzysztof Piatek.
The first one was an offer for a six month loan, which makes sense. The second one is allegedly a bit more wild. Details were sketchy, but the deal was apparently a permanent transfer and involved both Victor Wanyama and Juan Foyth.
We’ve talked about Piatek a couple of times on this website, most recently Sean’s article on what to do without Harry Kane. The price seems a little steep and we’re not entirely sure if he’s actually, y’know, GOOD — he has only 4 goals this season in 1100 minutes despite scoring 30 goals in 42 games last season. But he is a striker and he’s young and has the ability to improve. And it’s not crazy to think that part of his not-goodness this season was directly due to Milan being a trash fire.
If you’re seeing rumors on the inter webs that “a fee has been agreed,” it’s not true. As of now, all we “know” from Di Marzio is that Spurs have made a couple of offers, but no deal is forthcoming at present. Something might happen between now and the morning that will give us a better idea, but as always, keep your powder dry.