Alasdair Gold has revealed in a Q&A on Football.London that Tottenham Hotspur would certainly be interested in Paulo Dybala if the forward is available on a free transfer in the summer.
Dybala’s current deal at Juventus runs out at the end of the season and it was reported earlier this month that the forward’s representatives have offered the player to several clubs, including Spurs (90 min).
CalcioMercato reported last week that Juve had not given up hope of tying the forward down to a new deal and were planning on reopening negotiations.
This was subsequently backed up by Gazzetta dello Sport (via InsideFutbol) who suggested that the Old Lady were prepared to offer the 28-year-old a deal worth €8m (£6.6m) per season, with another €2m (£1.6m) in performance-based bonuses.
The report explained that the likes of Manchester City, Inter Milan and Paris Saint-Germain would be interested in snapping up the Argentine if he fails to agree on a new contract with Juventus.
Gold has now said that Spurs ‘would certainly be interested’ in Dybala if he is a free agent in the summer but the journalist added that the North Londoners would face quite a bit of competition for the forward’s signature.
Gold also mentioned Jesse Lingard, Ivan Perisic, Franck Kessie, Marcelo Brozovic, and even Divock Origi as other potential free agents to keep an eye on.
He said: “I reported a few weeks back that Spurs have spoken to Jesse Lingard’s representatives about a potential summer move. That could be one to come back to in a few months although there have been some indications that he may prefer a move abroad.
“Fabio Paratici does like a free transfer so I’d be stunned if Spurs don’t attempt to bring a player or two without a fee to be able to put more of their budget elsewhere.
“Franck Kessie will be available and is a player Paratici and Conte like but there will be competition for his services and he could well want to stay in Serie A. If Paulo Dybala cannot agree a new deal at Juventus, Spurs would certainly be interested but again so will many others.
“There could be others out there such as Isco and Conte’s former Inter Milan player Ivan Perisic, who might catch Spurs’ eye, while another former Conte man in Marcelo Brozovic is expected to extend his stay at Inter.
“Perhaps someone like Divock Origi might catch the eye as another striker, although he would likely want to go somewhere to be first choice if he does leave Liverpool.”
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It goes without saying that plenty of clubs around Europe will want Dybala if he is available on a free transfer. Hopefully, Paratici’s connections with the player and his representatives would give us an advantage over others in the race for the 28-year-old.
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