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Tottenham Hotspur: Paulo Dybala move makes sense, say ESPN pundits

Tottenham Hotspur: Paulo Dybala move makes sense, say ESPN pundits

‘He has to resurrect his career’ – ESPN pundits back Juventus player to make Premier League move

Paulo Dybala could rejuvenate his career if he makes a move from Juventus to Spurs in the transfer window, according to ESPN FC pundit Craig Burley.

Burley and ESPN colleague Stewart Robson evaluated the merits of Dybala possibly making a late transfer to Tottenham as the deadline approaches.

According to Sky Sports, Spurs have agreed a fee of £64.4m to buy the Argentinian following Manchester United’s withdrawal from negotiations earlier in the week.

However, BBC Sport’s David Ornstein states that a potential deal for Paulo Dybala deal is off.

Asked if whether a move for Dybala would make sense, former Arsenal player Robson said: “[It makes] a lot more sense than the Manchester United one, because he’s not a centre-forward, he’s someone who plays off the front and Tottenham have got a good centre-forward in Harry Kane, but Dybala would be a good fit.

“It looks as though at some point [Christian] Eriksen may go, so if Eriksen went, Dybala could be the link-up player, he could work with Harry Kane. It would work quite well. I can fully understand why Dybala would want to go there, because of Pochettino, and I could understand why Spurs would want to buy him.”

Burley added: “He has to resurrect his career. The chances are he is going to be a bit-part player again. If he goes to Tottenham, and he fits into that system with this squad, then it’s a great opportunity for him in his mid-20s to resurrect his career that has been flagging a bit because of game time.

“If Tottenham can pull this off, [with] the way the play, and as long as Pochettino stays and you’ve got the Argentinian connection, I think it makes total sense.”

Dybala saw his goal tally take a dip last season, scoring just 10 while his previous low at Juventus was 19 in all competitions – hence Burley’s concern that his career is on the wane.

But perhaps the arrival of top scorer Cristiano Ronaldo – which Burley also alluded to in his explanation – has limited the Argentinian’s ability to contribute to the team’s goal total, as the Portuguese notched 28 during his first season in Turin.

So perhaps emerging from the shadow of the five-time Ballon d’Or winner will allow Dybala to return to his best – with Spurs willing to give him a chance of doing so.

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