La Gazzetta dello Sport have revealed that Juventus star Paulo Dybala came so close to a move to Tottenham Hotspur in the summer that he had recorded a farewell video for his former teammates and fans.
Reports last summer did reveal that Dybala close to a deadline day transfer to Spurs but that the player’s image rights proved too much of a hurdle for the Lilywhites to get done in time (the Independent).
They report that Juve wanted to sell Dybala last summer to balance their finances and that Spurs were extremely keen on taking him on board.
The negotiations reportedly reached such an advanced stage that the 26-year-old had recorded a goodbye video, which would have been uploaded and posted once the deal had been confirmed.
Contrary to reports about complications with his image rights, the report suggests that it was Dybala who had a change of heart at the last moment and decided to stay at Juventus.
His decision has certainly proven correct as he has found his form for Maurizio Sarri’s side this season, having notched up eleven goals and nine assists so far this campaign (transfermarkt).
Spurs Web Opinion
I always believed that Dybala would play his way back into Juventus’ side if we didn’t manage to finalise the deal for him in the summer and that is how things have turned out. This failed transfer looks like one we will look back on for several years to come and wonder ‘what if’ as it could have completely changed the trajectory of our season.
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