Date: 8th August 2019 at 1:40pm
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This summer is looking to have a massive climax for Tottenham. After weeks of frustration, the Lilywhites are in for a blockbuster deadline day, although it looks like one of their proposed deals is now off, as was recently reported.

The player in question that now looks like he won’t be making his way to North London is Paulo Dybala. The Argentine’s move to Tottenham is now reportedly off, according to David Ornstein, as Juventus are supposedly not prepared to sell the player this summer.

It all seems very strange that after the two clubs had reportedly agreed to a fee and that the Lilywhites were thought to be well underway with talks over personal terms and image rights that it’s now off with Juve refusing to sell, but they’re the facts at the moment.

In truth, it was always a deal that seemed too good to be true. The Argentine attacker is viewed as one of the best in the world in his position and the Tottenham fans who were desperate for this to come through will be absolutely gutted.

The Argentine’s numbers at Juventus are more than impressive. In his time in Turin after leaving Palermo in summer 2015 has seen him rack up 182 appearances for the club, and in those games, he’s bagged a combined 108 goals and assists, 78 goals and 30 assists, as per Transfermarkt.

Those kind of numbers alongside Harry Kane would be more than an amazing addition in North London and the fans would have loved to have seen it happen, but it just isn’t one that is going to happen, and the fans will have to get by with the goalscoring talents they already have.

Harry Kane, Heung-Min Son and Lucas Moura aren’t short of goals, but it would have been a brilliant addition to get the extra star man in. It may be one that is revisited in January or next year, but for now there will be no move for Dybala at Tottenham.

 
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3 Replies to “Opinion: Proposed Tottenham signing was always too good to be true”

  • LOL, I would bet my last penny that it had absolutely nothing to do with Juventus pulling the plug, Dybala to Spurs and Coutinho to Spurs was always absolutely rubbish all designed to make Spurs fans happy when the signings of Lo Celso and Sessegnon are announced. These two deals should have been done weeks ago, but no Levy has to drag them on as to spend less money on the team. ENIC Lewis and Levy have to go. Pochettino must be enraged that the backing he was promised hasn’t happened and before anyone says, we signed Ndombele and Lo Celso, yeah, but they are only replacing 2 of our best players that have and will be sold in Dembele and Eriksen, that’s not backing the manager, that’s just changing the team, for the sake of change. You need to get rid of your deadwood and replace them with quality to improve the depth of your squad, not sell your best and replace them. Levy does that so he hasn’t loads of players sitting on the bench pulling £150K a week. Think about it, it’s the depth of our squad that has cost us so much, losing finals and losing out to Leicester in the title race, when a better squad could have seen much better results. Since ENIC took over we’ve won one League Cup over a decade ago, and as long as ENIC are in control we’ll be no better than we are now, a decent team that wins nothing. As far as I’m concerned, even if Sessegnon and Lo Celso sign, Spurs fans have been mugged off again, and I’m sure Pochettino feels the same, if he does, he won’t stick around long, when he leaves I hate to think what will happen to our club. So remember Deadline Day, you’ve been watching the Lewis and Levy Bullshit Show.

  • Any time a deal involves third party ownership the best thing to do is walk away, which both ourselves and United appear to have done. This is a new wrinkle to me in that the third party owns image rights rather than the player but the effects are the same, costs suddenly start piling up as you start paying off all sorts of people. In this case the suggestion is that the player himself was looking for £300k a week and his agent also expected a nice big cheque. Its the sort of signing I’d actually like one of our competitors to make, as Arsenal did with Ozil.

  • Dybala is an overpaid and overrated Prima Donna IMO. Cannot believe he would have accepted £150k reduction in wages, likewise Spurs would not have paid him more than Harry Kane. Image Rights? That says it all, who would be stupid enought o cough up £12m? On balance, no, he would not have been a brilliant signing … just a barrel load of trouble … no big loss IMO. Ndombele, Lo Celso & Sessegnon will do for me.

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