Tottenham & Paulo Dybala
How much stock should football fans put into transfer stories which pop up in September?
It’s been a little over a week since the European summer transfer window closed, yet Italian daily Tuttosport are already looking ahead to the next window in January.
One deal which never materialised in the summer was Paulo Dybala’s exit from Juventus.
Amid reports that the Argentine had dropped down the pecking order after Maurizio Sarri’s arrival, Dybala was linked to a raft of clubs including Tottenham.
In the end, however, Dybala has remained in Turin.
The forward’s contract with Juve expires in 2022.
— Dugout (@Dugout) September 6, 2019
Spurs hope to sign Dybala in January
On Tuesday, Dybala’s face is plastered on the front page of Tuttosport alongside the following headlines:
– PSG and Tottenham aren’t giving up and are ready to go back on the assault for the Argentine in January.
– ‘La Joya’ battling to find space at Juve.
– And another place on the bench for Saturday’s clash in Florence is on the horizon.
What’s not mentioned is any suggestion of Dybala’s possible price tag.
There’s also no indication of how Dybala is currently assessing his career.
Is the forward happy at Juve or is he actually looking for a change?
— Giovanni Capuano (@capuanogio) September 10, 2019
Is there any truth to the Tuttosport transfer rumour?
Tottenham supporters should probably be wary of the update in Tuttosport.
That’s because, when readers dig into the details of the report, Tuttosport reveal that they’ve relied on the Daily Express to substantiate the claims that Spurs are still interested in the 26-year-old.
A couple of days ago, the Express reported:
Paris Saint-Germain want to beat Tottenham to Juventus outcast forward Paulo Dybala in the January transfer window.
Have Tuttosport simply regurgitated a questionable transfer story?
— Express Sport (@DExpress_Sport) September 7, 2019