Paulo Dybala opens up on how close he came to Juventus exit amid Spurs interest

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Dom Le Roy

Paulo Dybala has revealed just how close he came close to joining Tottenham Hotspur during the summer transfer window.

The Argentine was the subject of interest from both Spurs and Manchester United only for both transfers to fail to materialise.

His proposed move to North London went right down to the wire on the final day of the window only for the Italian giants to reportedly pull the plug on the deal (BBC).

The 26-year-old remained with the Serie A giants and has gone on to score 11 goals in 26 appearances in all competitions this campaign while also providing 10 assists (transfermarkt).

The failure to land the forward has proven to be even more costly with the club now without an out and out goalscorer after Harry Kane was ruled out until at least April with a hamstring tear.

He told The Guardian: “I was close to leaving,”

“That was in the club’s thinking, I knew. Until the last minute, we were waiting.”

The former Palermo man has not ruled out a move to the Premier League in the future with him speaking passionately about the passion and full stadiums in England.

He added: “I have two years left on my contract. That’s not a short time but it’s not a long one either. We’ll see what plans Juventus have, if they think I might leave in the next market or if they want me to stay. That’s a decision for the club to make. It’s hard to know because things change in a second.

“But I’m here, at a club that has treated me well; I’m happy, comfortable. [Maurizio] Sarri’s arrival has helped. He wanted me to stay, which gave me strength when we didn’t know what would happen. I knew he could teach me, help me bring out the best in myself.”

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