Tottenham have been given hope of signing Paulo Dybala in January as Juventus’ debt continues to increase, according to Football London.
Dybala was strongly linked with Spurs towards the end of the summer transfer window. In fact, the Londoners were reportedly close to completing a deal on deadline day only for the player’s image rights to prove an unsurpassable stumbling block.
The Argentinian ended up staying at Juventus, where he has only been used semi-regularly by new manager Maurizio Sarri. That’s one reason to believe he may be keen on a January exit.
The other reason is Juventus’ spiralling financial issues. Football London claims the Serie A giants have seen their debt rise from €310 million to €464 million over the past year, which apparently means they would be tempted by another €72 million bid from Tottenham for Dybala in January.
Spurs currently look in desperate need of more quality squad options, though Mauricio Pochettino might be more eager to clear out some unwanted players before bringing in anybody new.
That said, Tottenham were thought to be closing in on Dybala in August, meaning they could attempt to resurrect a deal in the winter. Of course, the club’s position in the Premier League table and whether they progress to the Champions League knockout stages could have a bearing on Dybala’s decision to join the club.