Italian outlet CalcioMercato has claimed that Tottenham Hotspur have joined Manchester City in opting to reject the chance to sign Juventus attacker Paulo Dybala this summer.
Dybala, 25, is considered one of Europe’s most lethal attackers after scoring 78 goals in 182 matches for Juventus. However, last season he went off the boil following the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, scoring just 10 goals.
The report claims the Argentina international’s situation under Massimiliano Allegri and although Juve have brought in Maurizio Sarri from Chelsea, Dybala is still considering his options.
It is believed both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain are keen to sign the former Palermo attacker, but are getting their squads in order before making a move. Bayern Munich are also said to be keen.
But Spurs and City have chosen against signing Dybala this summer, despite being offered the chance to sign one of Europe’s best attackers – one that can play out wide, in the 10 role or up front.
TBR’s view – Dybala would be perfect for Tottenham
Yes, Dybala would cost an extortionate amount, likely to be more than £100million. But putting his transfer fee and wages aside, Dybala would be an excellent addition for Spurs.
He would join an already large Argentine contingent at Spurs, with Erik Lamela, Juan Foyth and Paulo Gazzaniga joining manager Mauricio Pochettino in originating from Argentina.
However, a move is unrealistic given what he would cost and how much Spurs would be willing to spend.