Euro pundit fears Prem to move for £33.5m Tottenham target

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Andy Brassell told it Sky sports news (25/3, 12:34) He fears Juventus ace Paulo Dybala is not the right choice for a Premier League transfer, with Tottenham Hotspur reportedly keen.

Dybala is set to leave Turin at the end of the season after the Bianconeri decided not to renew the Argentine’s contract. The two parties failed to strike a mutually beneficial agreement to keep him in Serie A overall, which he joined from Palermo in 2015 €40 million (£33.5m).

Talks in October resulted in agreement on a new deal, set to run until the summer of 2026, for €8m a year (£128,000 a week) plus €1.5m (£1.25m) in bonuses per year Corriere della Sera. But the Old Lady withdrew her offer and attempted to renegotiate for a lower sum, halting progress.

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Ultimately, Dybala turned down a base salary of €7m a year (£112,000 a week). TuttoJuve, plus objective and appearance based bonuses. He will now go on the open market as a free agent in June.

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Tottenham are looking to bring Dybala to the Premier League on a free transfer when his contract with Juventus expires. Corriere dello Sport even name Spurs and Barcelona as favourites. but TuttoMercato WEB have indicated that Antonio Conte’s side cannot afford his salary demands.

Accordingly Heaven ItalyHaving failed to sign a new deal with Juventus, Dybala is keen to receive a net package of €10m a year (£160,000 a week) including bonuses. Any club agreeing to such a number would gain a playmaker with 13 goals and six assists in 29 games so far this season.

Andy Brassell believes Dybala fitness woes pose ‘big problem’ amid Tottenham links

But European football expert Brassell fears Dybala’s injury record will make a Premier League transfer with Tottenham a tough challenge for the Juventus vice-captain.

“He’ll have a few [options], there’s no doubt about it,” Brassell said. “However, there is a big question about him because Juventus didn’t let him go because he’s not a great player.

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“They let him go because they would pay a lot of money for someone who is 28 and has had a lot of injuries over the past few years. This is a huge problem.

“I think if you look at the possibility of him getting into the Premier League, look at his style of play, his versatility, his intelligence, he would be a great footballer for Manchester City. But do you want someone who has that fitness question?

“I think especially when you look at the physical strain in the Premier League it’s physically tough. You really have to be wondering if this is the right move for Dybala? Atletico Madrid is an interesting option for him in my opinion, they’ve been interested in him for a while.”

Dybala has already missed 13 games in all competitions this season due to various injuries. He sat out 19 games last season, including 26 appearances, resulting in five goals and three assists. So Conte has some food for thought before every fall.

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