Tottenham could hijack Man Utd’s move after opening talks over £70m South American
Tottenham have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Paulo Dybala after making contact with Juventus to discuss the £70m South American attacker
Managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads during the summer transfer window so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the globe. Here, the latest on Paulo Dybala….
Tottenham have joined Manchester United in the race to sign Paulo Dybala after making contact with Juventus to discuss the £70m-rated South American attacker, according to reports.
Dybala has forged a reputation as one of the most exciting young attackers in European football since joining Juventus from Palermo four years ago and he’s helped the Italian giants win a number of trophies including four Serie A titles.
However, the Argentinean international’s performances were badly affected by the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer as Dybala scored just 5 goals in his 30 league games last season leading to speculation he could seek a move.
Juve are looking to balance the books following the arrival of Matthijs de Ligt and new boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly hoping to thin-out his attacking options with the futures of Gonzalo Higuain, Mario Mandzukic, Moise Kean and Dybala in doubt.
The situation has alerted Man Utd with the Daily Mail reporting earlier this week that Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is keen to sign Dybala and Juventus are ready to sell as long as a bid worth at least £70m was put on the table.
Solskjaer is on the market for a top class attacker as Romelu Lukaku is hotly tipped to join Inter Milan this summer and it looks like the United boss is eyeing Dybala as a replacement for the Belgian international.
However, Man Utd will face competition as the paper version of Tuttosport, via TuttoMercatoWeb, claims Tottenham have now made contact with Juventus to discuss Dybala’s situation while Paris Saint-Germain are also believed to be keen on taking him to France.
The Italian publication says Dybala is giving serious consideration to leaving Juventus as long as he’s given the chance to join an ambitious club with United and Champions League finalists Tottenham right in the mix for his signature.
Mauricio Pochettino has already broken the club’s transfer record once this summer to sign Tangay Ndombele for £62m but the Spurs boss would have to shatter that figure again if they want to land Dybala this summer.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop but I think the 25-year-old would be a superb signing for Man Utd or Tottenham if either club was able to get a deal agreed for the Argentinean playmaker.
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