Paper Talk: Tottenham in sensational £80m striker move

Date published: Thursday 25th July 2019 8:29

Tottenham could be ready to smash their transfer record again for an Argentina striker, while Everton are set to offer £55m for a top Arsenal target, according to Thursday’s papers.



Tottenham are reportedly in talks with Juventus over a sensational £80m swoop for Argentine forward Paulo Dybala.

Spurs would have to smash their transfer record for a second time this summer to land the Juventus star, having already landed Tanguy Ndombele for £63m this summer.

Dybala is widely regarded as one of European football’s top strikers but struggled to make an impact in Serie A last season, scoring just five goals after clearly suffering from Cristiano Ronaldo’s arrival in Turin.

Juve are said to be willing to listen to offers for the 25-year-old, who has also been linked with Manchester United, and a report in the Daily Mail claims that Tottenham could strike a deal in the final two weeks of the Premier League transfer window.

Dybala’s current contract runs until 2022 and he is thought to earn around £120,000-a-week, which would not be an issue in north London – with Harry Kane and Dele Alli both earning in excess of that.

Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino is known admirer of his compatriot, describing him as among ‘the best in the world’ before Dybala dumped his side out of the Champions League in the last-16 two years ago.

Tottenham are said to have been considering an approach for Dybala for over the past three weeks, while that interest has ramped up after they sold misfit Vincent Janssen to Mexican club Monterrey for £8m this week, while Fernando Llorente has also left – although he could still return on a reduced contract.

Spurs also remain in talks with Real Betis for playmaker Giovani Lo Celso, who is valued at £67m, although it could be a case of one Argentine – given the fees involved.


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