With Fabio Paratici set to take up his new role as Managing Director of Football at Spurs next week, they are being linked with someone he will know very well from his time at Juventus – Paulo Dybala – and despite trying to sign him once before, former midfielder, Paul Stewart believes that it would be a gamble for Spurs to sign him.
Tottenham Hotspur came agonisingly close to signing Dybala back in 2019, only for image rights of the player to halt the deal in its tracks, but reports have emerged suggesting that they could look to reignite the deal.
Should Spurs sign Dybala?
Dybala’s two seasons in Serie A leading up to his collapsed Spurs move saw him net 27 goals, however, inconsistency has plagued his career in the last few years having scored four, 11 and five goals in his last three seasons respectively.
With Spurs not renowned for splashing the cash it would be interesting to see how any deal would be structured and because he would likely command a high fee and wage packet (currently said to be on £237,000 a week), Stewart believes that it would be an expensive gamble for the club, as he explained exclusively to Transfer Tavern:
“He would be expensive and a gamble but, where do you look? Because the usual names just keep coming up.”
Something that will be a huge bonus for Spurs is that Dybala is now back in control of his image rights, therefore, that would not be an issue if they wanted to sign the striker, unlike in 2019.
With Dybala’s current deal set to expire next summer, Juventus may look to offload him and bring in some much-needed money but the Argentine would have to be convinced that moving to Spurs is the right move for his career, considering they only qualified for the Europa Conference League last season.
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