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Tottenham Hotspur: Dybala arrival would likely trigger Eriksen and Rose exits to keep within FFP

Tottenham Hotspur: Dybala arrival would likely trigger Eriksen and Rose exits to keep within FFP

Spurs have reportedly approached Juventus about bringing Paulo Dybala to the Premier League (Evening Standard).

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The Argentine initially seemed to have been snubbed by the north London outfit, but now it appears they are hopeful of signing him before the window shuts for English clubs on Thursday, August 8.

However, the Serie A side value the 25-year-old at £80million – a price which if met by the Lilywhites would break their transfer record for the second time this summer.

Mauricio Pochettino has already broken the highest fee previously paid by the club – £42m for Davinson Sanchez back in 2017 – by completing the signing of Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for £53.8m.

Dybala has played 182 games for the Italian giants since moving from Palermo back in 2015 for £23m and has contributed an impressive total of 78 goals and 30 assists.

With that being said though, he struggled to find his form during the 2018/19 campaign and finished the season on just five goals and five assists in 30 league appearances.

You have to question the future of Christian Eriksen and Danny Rose if Spurs’ interest in Dybala is legitimate, particularly when you consider the club must meet the requirements of Financial Fair Play.

FFP dictates that ‘clubs are ordered to not spend more than the income that they generate, and that they must balance their books over the course of three years’.

So, considering Pochettino has already spent over £60m on Ndombele and Jack Clarke, coupled with the fact that they are closing in on Giovani Lo Celso (according to The Sun), the Dybala deal could take their spending for the summer over the £190m mark.

And they have yet to receive more than £30m in players being sold despite offloading both Kieran Trippier and Vincent Janssen.

Under the proviso that Lo Celso and Dybala arrive at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, the sales of Rose for £20m and Eriksen for £70m would likely take Spurs back to within £80m of breaking even this summer.

That would seem the only possible way they can afford to secure the Argentine’s mega deal in what would be a drastic change in the Spurs squad.

Tottenham fans, could signing Dybala push the likes of Eriksen and Rose out of the exit door? Join the discussion by commenting below!

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