Fabrizio Romano has dropped an update on reported Tottenham Hotspur transfer target Paulo Dybala.
In a recent post on Twitter, the Italian journalist revealed that, despite reports to the contrary, Tottenham have in fact not opened talks with the Juventus forward regarding a summer move, before the transfer insider went on to claim that Antonio Conte is set to meet with Daniel Levy in the coming weeks to discuss Spurs’ summer strategy.
Regarding Tottenham’s links with the 28-year-old, Romano revealed the following twist: “Tottenham have not opened talks to sign Paulo Dybala, as of [Wednesday]. There are no negotiations ongoing – ofc, the situation for Dybala’s future is still open as he’s available on a free transfer. Antonio Conte will meet [the] Tottenham board soon to discuss future plans.”
Considering just how impressive a signing Dybala would be for Fabio Paratici to get over the line this summer, in addition to the vast number of clubs reported to be competing for the Argentina international’s signature, the news that Tottenham are yet to make contact with the forward concerning a switch to north London is sure to have left supporters fuming.
Indeed, over his 28 Serie A appearances this season, the £36m-rated attacker has been in sensational form for the Bianconeri, scoring ten goals, registering five assists and creating 11 big chances for his teammates, in addition to taking an average of 3.5 shots, making 1.4 key passes and completing 1.6 dribbles per game.
These returns have seen the £220k-per-week forward – who can be deployed in attacking midfield, on the right-wing or up top – average a rather breathtaking SofaScore match rating of 7.43, not only ranking him as Massimiliano Allegri’s best performer in the Italian top flight but also as the third-best player in the league as a whole.
As such, with it being abundantly clear what a coup Dybala would be for Spurs – especially on a free transfer – it would appear highly advisable for Paratici to make a move for the 28-year-old as quickly as possible, or else Tottenham could easily find themselves lining up against the Argentine when facing one of their Premier League rivals next season.