Tottenham Hotspur were heavily linked with a move for Juventus striker Paulo Dybala during the summer.
The 26-year-old’s move to North London was thought to have fallen through after the Italian club decided not to sell the Argentina international (BBC).
The Times are now reporting that Tottenham had agreed a transfer fee with Juventus and Dybala had even agreed personal terms with the Champions League finalists.
The deal is said to have collapsed over Tottenham’s reluctance to pay an additional fee for Dybala’s image rights, the right a player possesses to control, sell, licence and monetise their likeness.
The forward sold his image rights to a Malta-based company owned by his former agent Pierpaolo Triulzi who are demanded a multi-million fee to relinquish them.
Triulzi’s company wanted £14million to sell Dybala’s image rights to Spurs which the club refused to pay.
Dybala has scored nine goals in 22 appearances in all competitions for the Serie A giants this season (transfermarkt).
How Spurs could have done with him, especially now that Harry Kane has suffered a hamstring injury.
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