Photo: Erik Lamela poses with Paulo Dybala ahead of Tottenham versus Juventus

Tottenham's Erik Lamela and Mousa Dembele warm up before the game

Dybala would be the perfect superstar signing for Tottenham Hotspur to really kick on next season but he could be out of reach.

Tottenham Hotspur winger Erik Lamela has been photographed with fellow Argentine Paulo Dybala as the two men prepare to face off in pre-season competition.

Spurs and Juventus are currently in Australia to take part in the International Champions Cup and Lamela will be desperate to impress from the outset and build on his impressive campaign last time out.

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As for Dybala, he is one of the most talented young players in the game and how Tottenham must wish they could bring him to White Hart Lane.

While Pochettino recently added Vincent Janssen to his strike force, Tottenham still only have the Dutchman and Harry Kane as senior strikers, and a third option up front may well be needed if Spurs ultimately want to make waves both domestically and in Europe.

With a contract until the summer of 2020, Dybala may be out of reach, but he is exactly the type of player Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy would target – young, supremely talented and only likely to improve in the years ahead.

Tottenham's Erik Lamela

The 22-year-old scored 23 goals in 46 matches for Juventus last season and his importance to them is clear, but he is the kind of superstar signing Tottenham may need to reach the elite level of European sides, especially with their fellow Premier League clubs significantly strengthening this summer.

Lamela may try to twist his ear, yet this is one striker who is likely to be nothing more than a dream target for Spurs and their fans.

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