Tottenham Hotspur will be in the market this summer to improve their attack further. During the January transfer, the north London club brought in Dejan Kulusevski from Juventus FC, and the decision to land the 21-year-old has paid off, adding depth to the attack.
Nonetheless, Spurs need to continue addressing the attack. The Premier League side is linked to Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, who will be leaving the Serie A side when his contract expires in June.
With the connection to Managing Director of Football Fabio Paratici from their days in Turin and manager Antonio Conte being familiar with the 28-year-old during his time coaching in Italy, it’s not surprising to see his name linked to Spurs.
In a Q&A, Football.London‘s Alasdair Gold shared his thoughts on Tottenham possibly pursuing the Argentine forward this summer as it wouldn’t cost them anything outside of wages.
“There’s no doubting he’s talented and still scores goals, with 13 this season from 29 matches – eight in Serie A – but I’m not sure Fabio Paratici is as desperate to sign him as is being reported in some quarters. If Spurs do end up moving for him, it might well be because Antonio Conte has requested them to, although I’m not entirely whether Conte’s physical demands during and around matches will suit Dybala either with his last couple of years’ worth of injury problems,” Gold said.
“Of course, on the other side of the coin, Dybala himself may want more than Spurs can offer, particularly if they miss out on the Champions League. It would certainly be an eye-catching signing for Tottenham, but the club are at a stage where they really need to make sure they make the right signings for Conte rather than the headline-making ones.”
Dybala has been linked to other clubs like FC Barcelona, Paris Saint-Germain, and Inter Milan, so there will be a market for the soon-to-be free agent.
Players coming into the squad have to make a difference, and signing players just because you know them isn’t enough, that seems to be the case with Paratici and Dybala is another of those, yet doesn’t appear to be the same player from two years ago, so not for me.
The stadium and lodge are done. The debt has been refinanced out to 25 years. If Levy wasn’t so inept naming rights would already be secured. The stands are full again. There are no excuses now not to invest in the team. If Conte goes we should all go with him until ENIC out.
I will be an interesting summer, if he doesn’t get a window where he’s convicted that the club are serious about things, he’ll be off. Just can’t see Baldy being held to ransom…
The problem we have now is that players Conte knows and who would want to play for him prefer to go to clubs with a bit more cachet than little old Spurs. I see that with Kessie and I’m sure Dybala will follow that path.
The 2 new boys havent worked out too badly so that seems to be our mark now.
Problem for me is I remember the 90s and the sight of Gascoigne & Klinsmann but I fear those days are gone.
Still good times as long as Tony stays for the new season.
Leandro Damiao all over again this one… 😆