Alasdair Gold has suggested that Paulo Dybala might not be a good fit for Tottenham and questioned whether the Argentine would be able to cope with the demands of Antonio Conte’s style of play, given his recent injury record.

Juventus CEO Maurizio Arrivabene has confirmed that Dybala will leave the Serie A club when his current deal runs out in the summer (TuttoMercatoWeb).

Over the last few days, multiple outlets, including Foot Mercato and Sky Italia, have named Spurs as one of the leading contenders for the forward’s signature.

According to 90 min, the Argentine’s agent is in contact with Tottenham, as well as other Premier League clubs, ahead of a potential summer transfer. 

However, Gold has now questioned whether the 28-year-old would be the right fit for the Lilywhites and whether Conte will be overly keen on signing the Juve star.

He also suggested that Dybala might not be in favour of a move to North London if Spurs do not get back into the Champions League.

When asked as part of a Q&A on Football.London if Dybala to Tottenham was a realistic possibility, the journalist responded: “The whole Dybala thing is an interesting one.

“It feels very 2019! The fact that he’s expected to be a free agent means you can’t rule anything out, but it feels like a slightly more awkward fit for Spurs in this moment than it did three years ago.

“As a free agent, the 28-year-old will be able to request huge wages and his injury record is not the greatest now. This season alone he’s missed 13 matches, mostly with muscle problems, and last season he missed three months with a medial collateral ligament injury.

“There’s no doubting he’s talented and still scores goals, with 13 this season from 29 matches – eight in Serie A – but I’m not sure Fabio Paratici is as desperate to sign him as is being reported in some quarters.

“If Spurs do end up moving for him, it might well be because Antonio Conte has requested them to, although I’m not entirely sure whether Conte’s physical demands during and around matches will suit Dybala either with his last couple of years’ worth of injury problems.

“Of course, on the other side of the coin, Dybala himself may want more than Spurs can offer, particularly if they miss out on the Champions League.

“It would certainly be an eye-catching signing for Tottenham, but the club are at a stage where they really need to make sure they make the right signings for Conte rather than the headline-making ones.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Gold has perfectly summed up the reasons why Dybala is not a good fit for Tottenham at the moment. Besides, if Kulusevski builds on the impressive start he has had, the Argentine would not even be a guaranteed starter for us. The main reason that Paratici and co could be tempted into a deal for the 28-year-old is that he is available on a free transfer.

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