Having been ostracised at Napoli, Arkadiusz Milik and his agents have decided that a January move is needed, if only to make sure the striker doesn’t miss out on Euro 2020.
Milik’s relationship with the Serie A club collapsed before the end of the window, and he’s now kept out of the squad, with pressure being put on a move so Napoli don’t see him leave for nothing.
Multiple Premier League clubs have been linked, including Newcastle United.
On September 15th, we covered claims from Italy that the Magpies had asked for information about signing the 26-year-old.
Now it’s claimed they did rather more than that.
Vincenzo Morabito, described by AreaNapoli as a ‘transfer market agent and intermediary’, is quoted as saying: “Napoli has two problems with exits, the main one is Milik, they will try to earn a little something, in September there was a €25m offer from Newcastle, rejected.”
That’s difficult to believe.
Whilst it’s conceivable the player himself may have not been keen on Newcastle United, waiting for more money and potentially Champions League football, Napoli rejecting €25m feels like a stretch.
Now that the player’s situation is worse, there’s a possibility he’d be available for around €10m. Milik may also have to make compromise himself, especially if he’s determined to play a role with Poland next summer.