Speculation surrounding the future of Paulo Dybala dwindled on all summer, with the Juventus forward seemingly poised for a move away from Turin amid concerns about his potential game-time in Italy this season.
Tottenham were one of the main clubs linked with the 25-year-old, though a move never came to fruition for various reasons – one of which reportedly involving the player’s image rights, per Goal.
However, Tuttosport via the Daily Mail are now reporting that the north Londoners will reignite their interest in the attacker when the January transfer window reopens in four months’ time.
Despite remaining in Italy this summer, Dybala has only played 14 minutes of Serie A football in two matches so far, with both Cristiano Ronaldo and Gonzalo Higuain preferred in Maurizio Sarri’s attack.
After the departure of backup forward Fernando Llorente earlier this summer, Harry Kane remains the only recognised striker at Tottenham this season.
This makes a move for another attacker a necessity, and with Dybala’s versatility considered, the South American could be the ideal fit for Spurs. The ex-Palermo man can operate as a main striker or just behind in the creative No.10 role, which could be seen as hugely beneficial by manager Mauricio Pochettino.
For example, Spurs bossed possession in their loss to Newcastle United last month without finding a way through, suggesting a real problem when it came to unlocking doors. With doubts continuing in regards to Christian Eriksen’s long-term future in North London (Mundo Deportivo via Sky Sports suggest Real Madrid remain keen), perhaps Dybala (noted for his creativity by WhoScored) could help.
Indeed, as Miguel Delaney pointed out back in August, the 25-year-old could have provided something ‘truly different’ to the ranks, potentially alleviating some of the ‘staleness’ the Independent journalist has previously spoken about.
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