Tottenham ready to launch £72.5m bid for Paulo Dybala after latest development
Tottenham could make a £72.5million move for Juventus ace Paulo Dybala just over a year after failing to sign him from the Serie A side, according to reports. Spurs tried to sign Dybala in 2019 but were unable to get a deal over the line.
Dybala is facing a difficult future at Juventus.
The Argentinean playmaker opted to stay at the club last summer despite hefty interest from elsewhere, and was rewarded with playing time by Maurizio Sarri.
Tottenham did everything in their power to sign him while Mauricio Pochettino was still at the helm, but a series of issues got in the way.
Dybala was believed to be keen to move to north London, but was prevented from doing so.
He enjoyed a successful season last year, scoring 17 times and providing 14 assists in all competitions for the Turin side.
This year, he’s had mixed successes, playing ten times in all competitions.
And now, it seems he could be on his way out of the Allianz Arena, with reports suggesting contract negotiations have hit a snag.
Dybala’s current deal runs until 2022, and it was reported he was close to agreeing an extension.
However, Todofichajes claims talks have broken down between the two parties, leading to Dybala requesting a transfer.
Tottenham are reportedly eager to sign him in the summer transfer window, but will face competition from Paris Saint-Germain.
Spurs are flying high at the moment and aren’t short of options up top at the moment.
But next summer, they could find themselves two men short, with Gareth Bale heading back to Real Madrid at the end of his loan as things stand, and there being no mandatory future fee in Carlos Vinicius’ loan deal.
And it seems they are keeping open the possibility of making a bid for Dybala, but are wary that it will be an expensive one.
Juve apparently want £72.5m for his services, a fee they could probably get from PSG.
The Parisiens are already starting to plan for life after Kylian Mbappe inevitably leaves, and are therefore looking for options.
Mbappe’s contract will expire in 2022 and reports suggest Real Madrid are preparing to make a bid next summer, with the Frenchman eager to move.