A recent report by The Sun (via Marca) suggests that Jose Mourinho will break Tottenham’s transfer record by signing Juventus striker Paulo Dybala next year.
The Argentine forward was on the brink of joining Spurs in the summer, only for a deal to be scuppered at the last minute due to an issue with the player’s image rights.
Tottenham were left without a backup striker to captain Harry Kane and Mourinho will now look to address that situation next year by providing adequate cover for the England international. It is likely that Dybala would feature alongside Kane up top for Spurs if he did make a move to north London, though, which would mean a change to the club’s current 4-2-3-1 formation which only accommodates one lone striker.
Dybala is rumoured to be the primary target for the ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss, with Juve reportedly valuing their asset at £85m. That fee could prove to be an issue with Spurs’ famously frugal chairman Daniel Levy, however, so it remains to be seen whether or not a deal can be struck in 2020.
The South American endured a miserable campaign last term as he struggled to adapt to a new, deeper role to accommodate Cristiano Ronaldo but he’s showing signs of getting back to his best under Maurizio Sarri.
Dybala has scored five goals and registered three assists for the Old Lady so far this season (via Transfermarkt), with his latest effort coming in the 1-0 win over AC Milan before the international break.
It goes without saying what a talented player Paulo Dybala is. He is one of the most elite forwards in world football and would be a huge asset to Spurs under the guidance of Mourinho.
If Tottenham could obtain his signature next season for around £80m then that can be viewed as tremendous business by the north Londoners and really help to take them to the next level.
If Mourinho sticks with his tried and trusted 4-2-3-1, a quartet of Kane, Dybala, Dele Alli and Son Heung-min could be absolutely electric.
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