Paulo Dybala, the Juventus striker who knocked Tottenham out of the Champions League last season, “has offers in England and Spain” according to Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini.
Before joining Juventus in the summer of 2015, Dybala scored 21 goals in 93 appearances for Palermo across all competitions. He has since played 142 times for Juventus, bagging 68 goals.
The Argentinian scored the winning goal in Juventus’ Champions League Round of 16 tie against Spurs last season, beating Hugo Lloris one-on-one to put the Italians 4-3 up on aggregate – the score stayed the same.
Despite his obvious qualities, Dybala hasn’t always been a regular under current Juventus manager Max Allegri, something Zamparini has taken issue with.
“Every time he is left out, it makes me want to cry,” Zamparini told RMC Sport (via the Mirror). “He’s on the bench because of Allegri. Allegri should come to Palermo and win the Scudetto.
“Two years ago, I sent Dybala a message and advised him to go to Spain, not Italy. He’ll leave, because Juventus want to get €120 million. In January, I think he’ll leave for Spain. He has offers in Spain and England.
“Juventus have a lot of champions and it’s obviously a reason to cry when a phenomenon like him is not playing.”
Those quotes are likely to generate plenty of stories linking Dybala with a move to England’s top clubs, which raises the question: should Tottenham consider a move for the 24-year-old.
The Londoners are still in need of a striker who can provide cover and competition for Harry Kane, and Dybala would be ideal – he has different qualities to Kane, meaning the two could work as an effective partnership.
Dybala is likely to attract interest from bigger payers than Spurs, which could rule out a deal.
But should Daniel Levy at least test the waters? Let us know what you think in the comments.