Paul Robinson fears it will be difficult for Tottenham to lure Arkadiusz Milik this summer and backed them to sign Olivier Giroud instead.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, the former England number one admitted Spurs is “a difficult sell” to potential strikers due to Harry Kane’s status and a back-up role may better suit a more experienced player not expecting to start every game.
Napoli striker, Milik, 26, is out of contract in 2021 and is expected to leave the Italian giants this summer with Spurs muted as a potential destination.
However, the player’s agent, Radio Marte, suggested his client would not join Jose Mourinho’s side because he would be the second-choice.
Robinson pointed out that Kane, 26, is often injured and there would likely be game time for a striker in reserve.
“It is always a difficult sell to a player when they know Harry Kane will play if he is fit,” he told Football Insider.
“Mourinho will only play with one striker and you have got to remember that they have Son as well.
“Milik would not start every game and it would take a certain type of player to play that role.
“But Kane has not completed a full season for three years or so. He is still scoring goals despite missing great big chunks of seasons through injury but do you want to risk it as a player coming in? It is a tough sell.
“In January they tried to get Giroud and I still think he would be a smart signing.”
Milik’s agent, as quoted by Area Napoli, said: “I’m not so convinced of Tottenham; he would go there and be the reserve striker.
“Tottenham wanted Olivier Giroud in the past and he didn’t accept because there is no room with Harry Kane.”
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