Paulo Dybala was the one that got away for Tottenham this summer as the club pushed for a late deal, only for issues with the player’s image rights to render it impossible to complete before the transfer deadline (The Independent).
While Dybala was initially deemed surplus to requirements by new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri, the 25-year-old got his place back in the side for a couple of Juve’s recent games owing to their injury troubles and put in impressive performances.
This had some Spurs fans worried that Sarri might change his mind about Dybala thus scuppering any chance of a deal in January.
However, Juventus just released their financial results and it turns out that the Old Lady is currently in a financial mess and might have to sell some of their assets.
A report in Football.London claims that the club’s net debt, which is the total liabilities minus cash in hand has spiralled from €310million to €464million in only 12-months.
The Italian champions have spent huge sums on new players in the last two years in an effort to revamp their squad and have thus accumulated debt at an alarming rate.
The report goes on to claim that having indebted themselves to the tune of €175million earlier this year through a bond offering, the Italian giants’ last strategy is to raise an additional €300milliion via a share issue.
If this is to fail, it is suggested that the club will have no choice but to sell many of their assets. Could this play into Tottenham’s hands?
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Looking at how bad Juventus’ situation sounds, they might have to get rid of Dybala and other squad players in January irrespective of whether the share issue fails to materialize. If Tottenham did manage to agree on a fee with Juventus in January as the reports seem to indicate, then one can hope that the deal will proceed fairly quickly in January.
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