A lot of misinformation doing the rounds in respect of the failed Paulo Dybala to Spurs transfer – that never was. The common misconception appears to be in respect of image rights.
Whilst this was certainly an element in the equation, it was never more than a small one. Sure, Paulo Bruno Exequiel Dybala has won the Serie A championship 4 times, but he’s not quite on a par with Lionel Messi in the ‘household name’ stakes, not yet, anyway.
The problem was all about the player’s agents. Straight agency fees killed this deal.
My understanding from a source close to the club is that two sets of agents wanted in the region of 40% of the final selling price.
There are AT LEAST 4 parasites attached to Dybala, one of them even relates to his former club, Palermo…
At the last look, the thick end of €40million would have been handed over to complete chancers.
There’s more to follow on this deal, and the possibility of Paulo Dybala becoming a Tottenham player in the future.