Journalist Janusz Michallik has calmed any suggestions that Juventus’ Paulo Dybala could be making his way to Tottenham Hotspur.
The Argentinian forward is a player that Spurs have been looking at for some time, even going so far as to prepare an offer of €70m for him back in the summer of 2019. And according to a recent report from The Daily Star, there is a chance that he could be back on the market again with Juventus set to offer him to Spurs, as well as Chelsea in the summer.
The report later states that neither club are currently preparing to make an offer, but as is the case with most transfers, these positions are sometimes subject to change.
But speaking on ESPN FC, Michallik claims that whilst there are some contracts disputes going on between the 27-year-old, who is valued at £63m on Transfermarkt, and the club (La Gazzetta Dello Sport, via Football-Italia), that it will be resolved and that the move will be over before it has a chance to even start:
“You always need good players, if I think of Paulo Dybala, he’s not moving anywhere, he’s staying, that’s exactly what Juventus should do. I know his contract is an issue, obviously the club has to come out and Andrea Pirlo has to assure him that he’s an important part of the team which they think he is. So look, could Spurs use him? Absolutely. Will they get him? No.”
Do you think Spurs really need to sign a player such as Dybala?
TIF Thoughts on Janusz Michallik’s comments about Paulo Dybala to Tottenham Hotspur
Michallik seems convinced that a new deal is on the horizon, but if it isn’t, then Spurs do need to think about pouncing him before another team swoops in.
Given how badly they are prone to drop off without Harry Kane and with Carlos Vinícius only really performing against poor opposition, they need that top class player to come in and back them up in case of injury or suspension, or even to compliment Kane and Son Heung-min in the starting line-up. And whilst this season hasn’t been the best, his career track record suggests he’s still got it in him to do a job when necessary.