Arsenal legend reveals the kind of player he thinks Tottenham need to sign

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Reacting to rumours of Tottenham potentially rekindling their interest in Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, Arsenal legend Kevin Campbell believes that Jose Mourinho will look to bring creative players to the club next year.

Mourinho’s Tottenham have the joint second-best defensive record in the Premier League after 14 games but it has been somewhat tarnished over the past few days as they conceded four goals in their last two matches against Liverpool and Leicester.

Their defending in both matches left a lot to be desired as the Reds scored a late winner last Wednesday through a set-piece while the Foxes took the lead on Sunday after being gifted a penalty due to a poor foul by Serge Aurier.

Campbell believes that Mourinho is trying to first fix Tottenham’s issues at the back before addressing their problems further up the pitch.

Todofijaches reported two weeks ago that the Spurs boss is keen on bringing Dybala to North London and Campbell believes the Juventus star is exactly the sort of signing that the Lilywhites need.

When asked about the reports linking the Argentine with a move to Spurs, the pundit told Football Insider: “Dybala is a superb player.

“He is someone with tricks and he is someone who can unlock the door.

“Mourinho is building from the back. He has sorted the defence and the base of his midfield while the partnership of Son and Kane is thriving. But I think he knows there will be times where teams will sit in and ask Spurs to break them down.

“Mourinho will need a different option, an alternative to be able to unlock the door and Dybala could be that.

“He has not messed around with his transfer so far. He is going for key players in key positions.”

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Dybala only has 18 months to run on his contract in Turin. So, he could possibly be available for around £40-£50 million next summer if he does not sign a new deal with Juve. I cannot see us spending more than that on one player, particularly given the financial impact of not having fans in the stadium for almost the entirety of the current season.

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