Paulo Dybala’s contract with Juventus expires in the summer, making him available to a number of European clubs ahead of the new season. After Arsenal and Tottenham were linked earlier this year, reports claim that Dybala will discuss a move to the north London club after his agent sounded out his options after his current contract expires.
After failing to reach an agreement with the Bianconeri on new terms last month, it was widely assumed that he would leave at the end of the season. Dybala, 28, is one of Juventus’ most recognisable players, having scored 80 goals in 204 league appearances for the Turin club.
However, goals have dried up in recent seasons, and Juve’s refusal to meet his wage demands has forced the former Palermo striker to look for a new club. Spurs and Arsenal were linked with his services at the start of the year, but it was unclear whether a deal would be completed.
According to Corriere dello Sport, his agent has canvassed potential destinations for his client, with both clubs ‘being approached’ about a move. According to the report, Arsenal and Tottenham are both interested in acquiring Dybala’s services.
Arsenal and Tottenham are both looking for strikers this summer, with Arsenal looking to replace Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette, while Tottenham is looking for a replacement for Harry Kane. Dybala can easily fulfil those requirements, making him an appealing option due to his contractual status, which eliminates the need for clubs to pay a transfer fee.
However, his agent has pitched him to other European clubs, and a ‘extensive tour’ of Europe is underway to find other clubs interested. He’ll reportedly sit down with Dybala to assess who is vying for his signature and make a calculated decision on where the Argentine should go next.
With the pair battling it out for fourth place in the Premier League, their chances will most likely be determined by whether or not they qualify for the Champions League. Given that director Fabio Paratici signed Dybala from Palermo for Juventus, Spurs will have a clear advantage if they finish in the Champions League qualification spots.