Tottenham Hotspur are thought to have the opportunity to try and seal a move for Paulo Dybala once the January transfer window opens, according to a report by the Daily Star.
The Juventus forward, who is said to be valued at around £65m, was understood to be closing in on a switch to the north London outfit in the summer, however there were obstacles that were too difficult to overcome at the time – which were believed to have been in regards to the player’s image rights and salary.
Paris Saint-Germain were also keen on the Argentine, although it is said that they could not get a loan deal over the line for him either.
Juventus are thought to be in need of rebalancing the books after adding some expensive talents to their wage bill and it is suggested the 25-year-old South American talent could be one to depart.
£65m for a player of Dybala’s quality could be a steal for Tottenham if they were to move for him in January. There appears to be an obvious interest in the playmaker, who is understood to be someone Mauricio Pochettino is a big fan of, as they looked to try and seal a deal for the Argentine in the summer, although there may be some factors that make Spurs consider their options about a winter move.
Despite having played just 14 minutes for Maurizio Sarri’s side so far this season (Transfermarkt), there could be a possibility that he will be included in the Old Lady’s Champions League squad for the upcoming tournament – something that would then make him ineligible to feature for Pochettino’s side should they overcome the challenges of Olympiakos, Bayern Munich and Crvena Zvezda in the group stage.
However, there would be a sense that he has the quality to make a real difference to the side moving forward and could offer Tottenham plenty in the final third – especially with the future of Christian Eriksen still up for debate.
The 25-year-old has been clinical in front of goal throughout his career, especially when deployed as a secondary striker. In 183 games for Juventus, Dybala has scored 78 goals and provided 30 assists (via Transfermarkt), with 41 goals in his 90 appearances coming in that particular role.
As mentioned, Dybala would appear to be a great addition for Tottenham in the winter, although there may be some short-term factors to consider.
Whether Daniel Levy would be prepared to sanction a big-money move for a player who would, potentially, be unavailable for the later stages of the Champions League remains to be seen, whilst it would be intriguing to see if Spurs do look to try and complete a deal for the Argentine once January comes by.
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