Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed that striker Harry Kane will be out until at least April, which may force their hand amid reports of interest in AC Milan’s Krzysztof Piatek.
MilanNews.it reported earlier today that the Rossoneri are open to the idea of selling Piatek due to the fact he has scored just one goal from open play in the opening 18 Serie A games.
Aston Villa, Spurs and West Ham were all credited with interest by the report, while The Sun also claimed that Spurs who have the edge over Villa, Newcastle and Crystal Palace in the race to land the Poland international.
The English outlet added that Jose Mourinho’s side are desperate to land cover for the injured Harry Kane and are ‘in a better position to land the striker’, who only wants to leave Milan for a club of similar size.
Now, Spurs themselves have released an official statement confirming that Kane will be sidelined until at least August.
The statement reads: “Following ongoing assessment by our medical staff over the past week, we can confirm that Harry Kane will undergo surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring.
“The striker suffered the injury during our Premier League fixture against Southampton last week and specialists have advised surgery after further review of the injury.
“The decision to undergo surgery is not expected to impact the timeframe that the England captain will be sidelined, with the expectation that he will return to training in April.”
As a result, it is possible that Spurs could firm up their interest in Piatek, who would likely slot straight into their starting XI given the London club’s lack of a current alternative.