The Lowdown: Spurs eye Nunez move?
In recent weeks, there has been plenty of noise surrounding Tottenham and their hunt for a new forward, with links to some pretty big names having come out of the woodwork.
Perhaps most notably, in-demand Benfica striker Darwin Nunez has been repeatedly and heavily tipped with Spurs interest.
90min claimed recently that Tottenham made contact with the 22-year-old’s representatives to find out the conditions of a potential transfer.
The Daily Express, meanwhile, revealed earlier this week that Lilywhites officials were sent on a scouting mission over Nunez – with club staff running the rule during Benfica’s loss to Liverpool in the Champions League.
Now, amid these claims, it appears Spurs have also made contact for another forward.
The Latest: Agresti shares Dybala update…
Speaking to Max Statman, Juve correspondent Agresti claims Tottenham are one of the clubs who have had ‘some contacts’ over signing soon-to-be free agent Dybala – though he claims nothing is advanced.
As well as the Lilywhites, it is believed both Inter and Atletico Madrid have also been in touch with the Serie A giants.
He explained: “Regarding Paulo Dybalaʼs next destination, to be fair I don’t know. But I think he hasn’t find a club yet. There were some contacts with Inter, something with Atletico Madrid and Tottenham, but I think he’s taking his time to decide his next club. There are nothing advanced yet.”
The Verdict: Take it further?
Valued at an estimated £36 million by Transfermarkt, Spurs transfer chief Fabio Paratici could bypass that fee entirely and sign him on a free deal given his dwindling contract situation.
Set to leave on a Bosman transfer as things stand, Tottenham could back manager Antonio Conte with a proven attacking threat at zero cost.
Scoring 13 goals and assisting six others in all competitions this season, Dybala has also been lavished by members of the English press, with ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell calling the Argentine ‘clinical’ and ‘quick-thinking’ between the lines (Football Insider).
Dybala may well be one to watch more and more as we approach the summer.
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