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Tottenham to miss out on top target Milik as striker search continues

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Darn.

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Strike another one off the board. Napoli striker Arkadiusz Milik will not be a Tottenham Hotspur player when the transfer window closes this summer. After being heavily linked with Spurs all summer, the Polish striker is heading to Roma, according to Fabrizio Romano.

So this is a real bummer but it’s also important to note that despite plenty of evidence that Spurs were pretty into Milik, there wasn’t much to suggest that Milik was actually all that into coming to London. Fans are going to get upset about the €25m price which is reasonable, but transfers can only happen if the clubs want to make a deal and the player actually wants to come. I don’t really know if either of those things were true, and this move seems to imply that Milik wanted to stay in Italy.

Attention is now turning to the other 200 strikers Spurs have been linked to in this window, including an extremely ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ rumor in the Daily Mail concerning Eintracht Frankfurt’s Bas Dost, which I’m not going to link to because it’s the Mail. Tottenham and Jose Mourinho are pretty convinced that they’re going to sign a striker this summer. Good thing there’s a whole bunch of them out there because the rumor mill has already chewed through what feels like a record number.