Tottenham Hotspur have a new pull for players to come to the London club after appointing successful Antonio Conte, and the Italian manager could be making moves for big players to join his side in his first transfer window at Spurs.
According to reports from football.london, Spurs are ready to reignite their interest in Paulo Dybala, after pulling out of a deal in 2019 that was reported to be worth £69m.
Dybala is currently at Juventus and is having an extremely promising start to his season with eight goals and four assists in all competitions, which combined is currently a better individual output than any of the Spurs attacking line including, Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura.
The 28-year-old forward has been hailed “breathtaking” by Juventus teammate, Aaron Ramsey, who told The Athletic and if you heed his quotes, the signing could certainly live up to that billing in north London.
“He’s very gifted — a team player — and some of the things he’s done in training and some of the games this season has been quite breathtaking,” the Welshman said.
With rumours circulating on a Spurs move for the Argentine, speculation on his attacking relationship with Harry Kane has been addressed by Serie A expert and Forza Italian Football Editor-in-Chief Conor Clancy, who exclusively told Football FanCast that Paulo Dybala and Harry Kane would be “unstoppable” together.
Clancy said: “I feel like he’d be unstoppable with Kane because he’s not a number nine, so he’s got to be playing alongside a striker like that.”
Conte could not only sign the £45m-rated gem to improve the attacking prowess of the team significantly but the monumental signing could prove to Kane that the manager is committed to putting Spurs in a position to gain Champions League qualification and put trophies in sight for the side.
It is no secret that the attacking threat has been lacking this season for Spurs, and Conte will be looking for solutions as Spurs have conceded 1.14 goals per game, and scored fewer goals than they have conceded so far this season compared to the top six in the Premier League who all have a positive goal difference.
It will be interesting to see if Daniel Levy and the Spurs board actually back the manager in the winter transfer market, as it could really be a make or break window for the club to either continue to fall short of elite European football or with the right signings, they could get back into the mix for a Champions League spot in the second half of the season.
Dybala, combined with keeping Kane at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, would surely put them right in the hunt for top four; they have to sign him if a deal is on the table.