Football Italia today published a piece that says Tottenham will miss out on signing Krzysztof Piątek, with the Polish international set to join Hertha Berlin.
The German side joined the hunt for Piątek late, but are willing to pay AC Milan’s £25 million asking price. And opposed to Tottenham’s offer, Hertha are expected to purchase the player permanently.
Piątek hasn’t enjoyed a prolific season thus far in his second year with the Italian giants. Daniel Levy and company were right to offer only a loan deal, as Piątek hasn’t found consistency this season.
While missing out on Piątek is an unfortunate outcome, Spurs’ unwillingness to compromise on the structure of the proposed deal makes sense. Buying Piątek permanently is too high a risk for a Tottenham side desperately in need of another clinical forward.
The signing of Steven Bergwijn has given Tottenham supporters the ability to draw breath, so missing out on Piątek won’t be as difficult a pill to swallow. Bergwijn will provide Tottenham with a lone target man, reviving Tottenham’s chances of finishing in the top four.
Time hasn’t ran out on Spurs bid to sign a second striker. The club has until Friday to find another front man. However, don’t expect Levy to pull the trigger on another transfer, especially considering the club’s current lack of other targets.
Hopefully, akin to the Bergwijn deal, Tottenham land another signing unpredictably in the coming days