Spurs should forget Higuain and target his Juventus teammate Paulo Dybala instead

Italian newspaper Corriere dello Sport has claimed that Tottenham are interested in signing Juventus and Argentina striker Gonzalo Higuain.

What’s the story?

Since Cristiano Ronaldo’s £105m move to Turin, Higuain has been linked with a move away from the club. Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo will no doubt be deployed as a striker by Massimiliano Allegri as they look to secure their eigth Serie A title in a row.

The report from the Italian outfit also claims that Chelsea are interested in Higuain as a replacement for Alvaro Morata, who struggled to settle in at Stamford Bridge following a £60m move from Real Madrid.

If Chelsea were to target the 30-year-old, he may prefer to link up with his former boss Maurizio Sarri rather than heading to White Hart Lane. Higuain spent just one season under Sarri at Napoli, scoring 38 goals in 42 appearances in 2015/16 before the new Chelsea manager decided that a £75m offer from Juve was too good to turn down.

gonzalo higuain claps the juventus fans

A better option?

Although Higuain has a fantastic scoring record for Juventus, with 55 goals in 105 games, his Juventus and Argentina teammate Paulo Dybala should be the man that Spurs try to sign if they do attempt to use the Ronaldo signing to raid the Old Lady.

Whilst Higuain is an out and out striker of a similar mould to Harry Kane, Dybala is a hugely exciting attacking player who could play with Kane or offer Spurs a different option when playing without the Englishman.

Last season Dybala racked up 26 goals in 46 games in all competitions he has 68 in 140 appearances in total and with Mauricio Pochettino’s reputation for nurturing and developing talent, the 24-year-old could no doubt become one of the world’s best at Spurs.

However, with his Transfermarkt valuation at £99m, he would take a considerable chunk of money to sign which Daniel Levy may not be willing to stump up after the completion of Spurs’ new stadium.