Agent in London thrashing out terms after Tottenham agree £69m fee for South American
Paulo Dybala’s agent is in London trying to thrash out personal terms with Tottenham after a £69m deal was agreed with Juventus for the forward
We’re now at the business end of the summer transfer window and managers are working hard trying to strengthen their squads so we’ll bring you all the latest news and gossip from around the world. Here, Tottenham close-in on Paulo Dybala….
Paulo Dybala’s agent is in London trying to thrash out personal terms with Tottenham after a £69m deal was agreed with Juventus for the forward, according to the Daily Mail.
Dybala’s future at Juve has been in serious doubt this summer as Maurizio Sarri continues to revamp his squad after replacing Max Allegri in the hot-seat and the Argentinean international was strongly linked with a move to Manchester United earlier this week.
The Times claimed United and Juventus were hoping to do a swap deal involving Dybala and Romelu Lukaku but the proposed move collapsed due to Dybala’s huge wage demands and associated agents fees.
That appears to have opened the door for Tottenham as the Daily Mail says Spurs have now swooped in to agree a £69m deal with Juventus for Dybala’s signature and are now trying to thrash out personal terms with the striker.
The newspaper says the 25-year-old’s agent is in London negotiating with Tottenham but the deal is in danger of collapse once again due to his £300,000-a-week demands. The Daily Mail says Spurs have offered the player around £170,000-a-week and there are signs that Dybala could lower his expectations but Tottenham will still need to significantly increase their offer if a deal is to be agreed.
The good news for Tottenham is the report says Juventus are desperate to offload the South American this summer and Dybala is attracted by the idea of playing for Mauricio Pochettino in London while his partner, Oriana Sabatini, has also told the forward she’s keen to move to the English capital.
However, wage demands remain the sticking point and the Daily Mail says Dybala’s agents fees and complications over image rights could scupper the deal in the same way his proposed move to United broke down earlier this week.
We’ll have to wait and see how things develop over the coming hours but Dybala would be a sensational coup if Tottenham could pull it off as he’s still one of the best forward’s in Europe despite his inconsistent form last season.
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Dybala was badly affected by the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo last summer as he scored just 5 Serie A goals last season but I think he would resurrect his career if he was given a more prominent role at Tottenham.
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