Tottenham Hotspur broke their club transfer record this summer with the signing of Tanguy Ndombele for an initial fee of £55.45 million plus add ons, and the English club could break that record once again before the start of the 2019-20 season if reports are to be believed.
The London club are reportedly interested in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala, as per Standard. The report states that Spurs could make a bid for the Argentine star, who is worth around £80 million. Juventus are reportedly willing to sell the player, and Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino is apparently a fan of the attacker.
The report further goes on to say that the £120,000-a-week wages that Dybala currently earns could be matched by Spurs as two of their star players, Harry Kane and Dele Alli, are at the same wage level.
Manchester United were also linked with a move for the Argentine recently. Dybala had fewer opportunities to play in the 2018-19 season, which was down mainly to the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo at the Italian club. He played 42 times in all competitions last season, scoring 10 goals and assisting 5 times.
Can he make them title contenders?
Mauricio Pochettino is building a strong team at Tottenham, with the addition of Ndombele, and the imminent arrival of other exciting players. Spurs could be a formidable team for next season if they can keep the players they currently have like Christian Eriksen and Toby Alderweireld, who have both been heavily linked with moves away from the club, while also adding players like Dybala.
The Juventus forward is a good passer and crosser of the ball and is a goal threat whenever he is in and around the penalty box, or even outside. His growth rate has stuttered over the last season or two, and he will need a move away from Juventus where he can get more game time to once again have a major impact for his team on the pitch.
Spurs could certainly be title contenders with the addition of Dybala as they already have a world-class forward in Harry Kane, as well as creative players like Son Heung-min and Lucas Moura, who can be deadly on their day. If Pochettino can sort out his backline, which will probably see one or two more additions, as well as bring Dybala in, Spurs could compete with Manchester City and Liverpool for the Premier League.