Tottenham Hotspur managed to secure the signings of Giovani Lo Celso and Ryan Sessegnon on transfer deadline day.
However, there was some disappointment among Spurs fans as the club were not able to get the reported deal for Juventus forward Paulo Dybala over the line (BBC).
A report by the Independent revealed that it was Dybala’s image rights that proved to be the major obstacle with the deal.
Former Spurs midfielder Jermaine Jenas has now expressed regret over the fact that Tottenham were unable to finalise an agreement which would have brought the Argentina international to North London.
The 36-year-old, who spent seven seasons at Tottenham before moving to QPR in the summer of 2012, felt that the capture of Dybala would have been game-changer in Tottenham’s title hopes and would have allowed them to close the gap with Manchester City and Liverpool.
Speaking to BBC, Jenas said: “Spurs were within two points of City at Christmas last season then fell away, which was down to a lack of depth in the squad.
“They have had a go at addressing that problem with the signings they have made, and they do look stronger – but they did not get Paulo Dybala, who would have been a game-changer.”
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There is no doubt that signing Dybala would have represented a significant boost for Tottenham’s title hopes but the failure should not detract from the fact that Spurs have still had a fantastic transfer window.
Then Central midfield area was the team’s biggest weakness last season and they have more than addressed that with the acquisitions of Lo Celso and Ndombele.
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