2018/19 UCL runners-up and proud owners of a new stadium, Tottenham have revealed their next course of action is improving the squad by signing a few new names, which they hope will keep them in pace with their EPL rivals, namely Liverpool and Man City and possibly once again contest the UCL title.
After refusing to spend a single penny in the last two transfer window, Tottenham already spent €60 million for Tanguy Ndombele and €10 million for Leeds winger Jack Clarke this transfer window, however, their shopping spree just might not be over yet. As it was announced by Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy, Tottenham will start focusing heavily on improving their squad by bringing new faces to the team, which he hopes will keep them up to par with the strongest teams in Europe. Following their two signings, Tottenham remained relatively silent in the transfer market, up until now when rumours surfaced about Spurs approaching Juventus in hopes they can land Paulo Dybala, who currently holds a price tag of €90 million.
The 25-year-old Argentinian international has found himself playing second fiddle to Cristiano Ronaldo, who took over his spot as a striker for the Old Lady since his arrival ahead of 2018/19 season. With no sign of Ronaldo stepping down from his role as a starting XI, Dybala has understandably been put on sale for whichever club is ready to meet Juventus’ demands. As it was reported before, Manchester United were the first team to approach Juventus in hopes to land Dybala. At that time it was also suggested Juventus were prepared to bring back Paul Pogba in a possible swap, however, the deal did not come through. Now, several weeks later, Spurs emerged as another potential suitor for Dybala, who as reported is ready to listen to Tottenham’s offer as they would be ready to offer him a role of a key player, which is something he cannot expect to get at Juventus.
Should Tottenham sign Dybala, they would have to break their own transfer record by paying nearly €90 million, which is the current price tag put on the 25-year-old striker. Additionally, Spurs would have to match the €135,000/week salary, which should not be too big of a problem for them, considering both Dele Alli and Harry Kane earn significantly more. As far as the €90 million price tag goes, Daniel Levy expressed his support for Pochettino’s decision and is prepared to allow the transfer to go through. That on the other side should not come off as a surprise, considering Daniel Levy stated the club’s priority following the construction of their new stadium is to strengthen the team. The Spurs chairman also revealed the club has signed a new shirt sponsorship deal, which thought to be worth over €400 million, meaning spending €90 million is something Spurs can afford.
The deal, however, is not yet official and with barely 2 more weeks to go before the transfer window closes, we can expect it to be either confirmed or denied in the next couple of days.