Italian outlet CalcioMercato have claimed that Juventus sensation Paulo Dybala is requesting an enormous £215,000-a-week contract if he is to join Tottenham Hotspur – more than Harry Kane’s current deal.
Dybala, 25, is being linked with a move to Spurs after talks between the Argentina international and Manchester United broke down – with United of the belief that Dybala’s heart was not in a move to Old Trafford.
It has seen Mauricio Pochettino and Tottenham take advantage and they are believed to have had a £64.5million bid accepted for Dybala. Personal phone calls from Pochettino have followed, as Spurs look to convince Dybala.
Now, it has been made clear just how much Dybala wants to earn at Tottenham, and it is more than Kane’s current £200,000-a-week wage (Spotrac). Spurs could also sign Philippe Coutinho and Giovani Lo Celso this summer.
TBR’s view – Huge Dybala wage is worth it for Tottenham
Yes, Spurs will have to splash out if they want to sign Dybala. The move would make the Argentine a club-record signing for the north Londoners – slightly pipping Tanguy Ndombele’s £63million move.
Dybala is one of Europe’s best attackers on his day. Able to play out wide, up front and in the 10 role, he can act as Kane’s back-up but will easily gain a place in Spurs’ starting eleven elsewhere.
Despite asking for such a big wage, Daniel Levy has to press on with the signing of Dybala as it has the potential to turn Spurs from top-four challengers into Premier League title contenders.