Napoli are planning some big business this summer, as they firmly leave the Carlo Ancelotti period behind them and move on to backing Gennaro Gatuso.
It’s going involve sales to finance incoming deals, and the club need to get realistic when it comes to prices. Aurelio De Laurentiis, their chairman, appears to have a habit of pushing out unrealistic asking prices to the Italian sport media, and claiming that big offers have been rejected.
That tactic hasn’t exactly worked recently, and it certainly won’t with Tottenham Hotspur.
Today’s edition of Corriere dello Sport focuses on several areas of the pitch for Napoli, and when it comes to strikers, Arkadiusz Milik is covered. Tottenham and Atletico Madrid ‘want to discuss’ the Polish international’s signing, and the Serie A club will do so from a starting price of €50m.
Spurs are unlikely to consider €50m the right level of investment for a back-up striker to Harry Kane. Milik has a good record for Napoli, yet in the current market, and especially with Tottenham, that figure seems unrealistic.
Regarding Atletico Madrid interest, it’s not really a huge thing in the Spanish media, so maybe Diego Simeone’s side are being used to hype the player’s value.