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Dybala Quotes Surely Kill Off Any Hopes Of A Tottenham Move?
By Joe Fish -

Remember that 48 hours in the summer when we thought Tottenham Hotspur may actually sign Paulo Dybala from Juventus?

And remember the giddy feeling when you read that Spurs would return for the Argentine forward in January, using Christian Eriksen in part-exchange, at least according to Italian news outlet TuttoSport?

Well, get ready to be disappointed all over again.

Dybala has dashed Tottenham fans’ hopes of their most exciting addition since Rafael van der Vaart by revealing to Corriere della Sera, via the Daily Mail, that he never wanted to join any of the clubs he was linked to in the summer, which makes for depressing reading for Manchester United too.

“It wasn’t an easy summer”, the Mail quotes him as saying.

You and us both Paulo.

“Hearing your name linked to every team and every place, where you don’t want to go, isn’t a nice thing. But this is football, even if before the transfer window opened I said: “I want to stay here.”

“I think it was more important to let the pitch do the talking, even if until the last day no-one knew what would happen. I wanted to stay, I wanted to play here and continue my career at Juve.”

Dybala has started Juve’s last four Serie A games and scored his first goal of the season in last Sunday’s 2-1 win over title rivals Inter Milan.

It seems that new Juve boss Maurizio Sarri is happier to keep the 25-year-old in Turin than the summer gossip columns suggested.

Onto plan B in January. Anybody got a number for Leandro Damiao?

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5 responses to “Dybala Quotes Surely Kill Off Any Hopes Of A Tottenham Move?”

  1. Is Gascoigne gonna have a crac says:

    48 hours? More like 32 minutes. It was PSG or nowhere. We were NEVER getting a player like Dybala…..even though that’s exactly the kind of player the new stadium spin told us we would get.


  2. Spurs est1882 says:

    I wonder if we had performed this season if these quotes would have been made – I read “I don’t want to join that shit show!”

  3. ronan1882 says:

    To progress the team and club to a new level, the status of Champions League finalists had to be rapidly and ruthlessly exploited to recruit as many of the kind of players who would never normally consider Spurs as possible. A window of maximum opportunity briefly opened. But it was short.

    Much of it was squandered in extended haggling over a young Leeds prospect that neither poch nor bielsa (nor anybody else) wanted.

    In the blink of an eye the window of maximum opportunity had closed. Now the full repercussions of enic’s historic 500 day period of neglect are on rude display to the world. A careworn squad in a torrid spiral of decline, while enic attention has moved on to fully exploiting its unlikely connection with the NFL.

    The arrival of players like Dybala has reverted just as quickly back to being a pipe dream.

  4. legoverlassreinvented says:

    Another Levy /ENIC smoke and mirrors exercise to keep the happy clappers on point. If Dybala has even the slightest inclination to join the ENIC project that would have disappeared as the seventh goal hit the back of the net against Bayern.Strangely world class players want to join world class teams where they get paid the going rate and where the club and it’s owners have ambitions to win. Football at its heart is quite a simple game really.