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Alasdair Gold has said Tottenham could well go back in for Paulo Dybala in January, but it all depends on Paris Saint-Germain.
During a QnA for Football.London, the outlet’s Tottenham correspondent was immediately asked if the club will try again to sign Dybala in the winter transfer window.
“All eyes will be on PSG,” he said, before explaining the situation in more detail.
“Were it not for the image rights mess, Paulo Dybala would be wearing a Tottenham Hotspur shirt right now.
“In an ideal world Spurs would look to return for the Argentine in January or try to do a deal for him in the coming weeks for the player to join in the winter as they work on sorting out the image right problems.”
He then went on to say that a potential deal could hinge on one factor, that being PSG’s interest in the player.
The 25 year-old is at risk of being left out of Juventus’ Champions League squad, says Gold, and PSG could well swoop for him if they lose Neymar, knowing full well they have the cash reserves to solve those pesky image rights issues.
Make no mistake about it; a January move for Dybala would be sensational for the Lilywhites.
Whatever you think of his sub-par season last term, or the fact that Maurizio Sarri is bizarrely considering leaving such a talented player out of his Champions League squad, this is still a proven winner with experience under the brightest of lights.
Considering it was after Christmas that Tottenham fell away from Manchester City and Liverpool last season, signing a proven winner who knows how to stick the ball in the net under pressure could just be the difference-maker to tip them over the edge to becoming legitimate contenders.
If PSG do not complete a deal for the Argentine this summer, a January move should be top of the priority list for Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino.