A transfer rumour that never seems to go away is back, as speculation about Paulo Dybala‘s potential move to Tottenham resurfaces.
It’s a rumour that has resurfaced as much as the ones about Gareth Bale before the Welshman eventually returned to north London. Dybala-to-Spurs speculation has been around for a couple of years now, with the Juventus man thought to have been on the verge of a move to Tottenham in 2019, when a £69 million transfer fee was all but agreed between the two clubs.
And that was long before Tottenham signed Fabio Paratici, who has immeasurable influence on possible transfers with the Turin club. Dybala’s contract at Juventus expires at the end of the 2021-2022 season, the primary reason these rumours have resurfaced.
Antonio Conte is also thought to be a big advocate of Dybala and the versatility the attacking dynamo provides. However, rumours are also swirling about Dybala’s intention of signing an extension with Juventus, which would scupper any hopes of the 28-year-old coming to Tottenham.
Dybala would cost Spurs about £50 million, although Transfermarkt currently evaluates his open market worth at about £42 million. The diminutive forward/winger has five goals and three assists in 13 Serie A appearances this season. He usually employs the lone No. 10 role at the Old Lady and would be an excellent addition to Conte’s side.
Dybala has missed a few contests on separate occasions this season with minor muscle injuries but is, for the most part, considered fairly healthy. It is highly unlikely this deal comes to fruition, though if it does, it won’s happen until the summer.
If Dybala doesn’t sign a contract extension between now then, Tottenham will be circling like sharks in blood infested waters to make this heavily anticipated rumour a reality.