Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly agreed a £28m January deal for AC Milan striker Krzysztof Piątek ahead of a January move to the Premier League side.
Piatek joined AC Milan in a £31m deal from Genoa on a four-and-a-half-year contract in January 2019 and has scored 15 goals in 39 appearances. The 25-year-old, who has 10 caps for Poland, originally joined Genoa for £3.6m from Polish side Cracovia in the summer of 2018.
He was signed by Milan midway through the season after scoring 13 Serie A goals in just 19 appearances for Genoa. Piatek has not been as prolific this season, scoring four times in 18 Serie A appearances for Stefano Pioli’s side, who currently sit 12th in the table.
Jose Mourinho’s side is in dire need of a striker after captain Harry Kane was ruled out until April following surgery on a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring. Kane suffered the problem during the New Year’s Day game against Southampton.
According to The Sun, Spurs will first pay £23.8m for Piątek, with £4.2m worth of add-ons to be paid later. The 24-year-old is expected to sign a three-and-a-half year contract and has been tipped to undergo a medical within 48 hours, likely before the end of the weekend.
Jose Mourinho told the media on Friday that: “Even the coaches without problems, even the coaches with the best squad, for example even Jurgen (Klopp, Liverpool manager) with the best team, was happy to add a new player (Takumi Minamino).
“We are all the same. The reality is that I came here two months ago, I knew the situation.
“I didn’t know I would lose Harry and Moussa (Sissoko) for so long. But the situation was to get the best out of the players that we have. That doesn’t change.
“If the boss (Daniel Levy, owner) arrives with a solution that can help us with these difficult months we have in front of us, then it is welcome.
“But if we don’t find the right solution, then we are going to wait for the next summer to try and make the right decisions for the evolution of the team. My focus is on the players I have available.”