Tottenham have reportedly turned down the opportunity to sign Juventus star Paulo Dybala amid speculation about the Argentine’s future (Calcio Mercato).
The 25-year-old has spent four years at the Serie A champions having moved from Palermo back in the summer of 2015 for £23million.
Meanwhile, when it comes to not only Spurs but also Man City, both Premier League sides have rejected the chance to bring the former Instituto AC Cordoba man in.
There is clearly a case to be made for Dybala being brought to the north London outfit as the second striker playing just behind Harry Kane.
The number ten role was clearly a more fruitful position for the Argentine last year as he managed six goals and five assists in 11 games when playing there as oppose to just one goal and one assist in 13 appearances as a right winger.
And if you compare him to Dele Alli, who often occupies the attacking midfield role behind Kane, Dybala managed more dribbles, assists, key passes and shots per game in Serie A last season than the 23-year-old Englishman did in the Premier League (via WhoScored).
What’s more, there is a strong chance the Lilywhites could lose their other playmaker Christian Eriksen this summer as he has been linked with a move away after being quoted as saying he would ‘like to try something new’.
So, as a player who has spent more of his career as a number ten than in any other position – unlike another reported Spurs target Gareth Bale – Dybala could have potentially been a good replacement for Eriksen.
But Spurs seem to have rejected the opportunity before it really gained any sort of traction – something they may live to regret.
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