Speaking recently on the Here We Go podcast, Fabrizio Romano provided an update on the future of Juventus forward and reported Tottenham Hotspur target, Paulo Dybala.
Since moving to Juventus from Palermo in what was a £36 million deal back in 2015, Dybala has gone on to feature 241 times for the Serie A side, scoring 97 goals and providing 38 assists along the way.
However, so far this season, the £72 million-rated 27-year-old has found game time hard to come by under Andrea Pirlo, starting just five league games for I Bianconeri, leading to rumours that the Argentina international could be on his way out of the club in January.
And, having been heavily linked with a move for Dybala in the past, Tottenham have once again been suggested as a potential destination for the forward, should he indeed leave Italy in the upcoming window.
The situation of Dybala was one topic of conversation on a recent episode of the Here We Go podcast, in which Romano stated that he does expect the 27-year-old to leave Juventus, however, that a move may not materialise until next summer.
He said (33:16): “A lot of fans are asking, ‘Fabrizio, Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham, will [they] be back?’ because he was so close to joining Premier League football [around] one year and a half ago.
“His contract is going to expire not next summer, but the [next] one. So, he has two years of contact with Juventus. They offered him a new contract, but he wasn’t satisfied [with] this contract. He was expecting a new bid and he hasn’t received this bid.
“My personal feeling is that next summer Dybala can leave Juventus. If the new contract [doesn’t] arrive until next June or July, he’s going to leave Juventus. Pay attention, because there are not a lot of clubs who can sign Dybala.
“Paris Saint-Germain, maybe. But, they have bigger issues with the contracts of Neymar and [Kylian] Mbappe. So, it’s Spanish football against English football. And, pay attention because Dybala can be one of the guys of the new year.”
Do you think Spurs really need to sign a player such as Dybala?
TIF Thoughts on Fabrizio Romano’s comments regarding the future of Paulo Dybala…
From Romano’s comments, it would appear as if the journalist is of the belief that Dybala will indeed leave Juventus next summer, and that it will be a competition between Spanish and English club’s for the Argentine’s signature.
However, considering the fact that Tottenham are currently quite well stocked in the forward positions, with the likes of Heung-min Son, Steven Bergwijn, Lucas Moura, Gareth Bale, Erik Lamela, Jack Clarke, Harry Kane and Carlos Vinicius, all of whom can play in at least one position across the Spurs front three, in our opinion, it is questionable whether Jose Mourinho’s side is in desperate need for a player such as Dybala.