Tottenham Hotspur may have to give up on their apparent pursuit of Paulo Dybala, with reports in Italy suggesting he could be set to sign a new contract at Juventus.
The Argentine has been in fine form since transfer talks for moves to both Tottenham and Manchester United both fell through. He has certainly impressed new manager Maurizio Sarri with his attitude. As reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport, he even returned to training a day early after international duties with Argentina.
La Gazzetta dello Sport reporter Nicolo Schira has since reported that in the next few weeks Dybala’s representatives will sit down with Juventus regarding a potential renewal of his current contract until 2024. Calciomercato is also reporting that Dybala is after a new contract, as a sign of trust and reconciliation after the summer saga.
Tottenham appeared ready to snap up Dybala in the summer, a player Mauricio Pochettino is known to be a massive fan of. As reported by Sky Sports in August, Tottenham even agreed a £64.4 million fee with Juventus for his signature.
However, a myriad of different reasons meant a deal did not go through, including his confusing image rights and the Bianconeri’s lack of a suitable replacement.
Dybala is now winning back favour with his hard work and excellent performances in Turin to the point where a new contract might just be around the corner.
Football.London reported yesterday that Tottenham would ‘continue to monitor the situation’ regarding Dybala and a possible future transfer swoop.
A new contract might just put Tottenham completely out of reach.