Demands show why Tottenham Hotspur interest in Dybala was never viable

Tottenham were linked with a move for Paulo Dybala.

Paulo Dybala of Juventus looks dejected during the Serie A match between Roma and Juventus at Stadio Olimpico, Rome, Italy on 12 May 2019.

Tottenham Hotspur's reported interest in Paulo Dybala appears to have fallen off.

Considering his reported wage demands, it's totally understandable, and it seems he was never a viable option for Spurs, despite the Evening Standard reporting an approach from Spurs.


Dybala's demands were so high that Manchester United backed off The Times report.

It is claimed the Juventus forward wanted a base salary of £350,000 per week, which would by far make him Tottenham's highest earner.

His agents were reportedly looking for £18 million to seal a transfer to United. This saw them back off, and it's hard to fathom Tottenham making a different choice.

Juventus player Paulo Dybala gestures during a training session at JTC on May 24, 2019 in Turin, Italy.

It's possible Dybala would have made a concession to join a Champions League club, but the demands show he was never serious about leaving Juventus.

Tottenham were right to sound out Juventus about the possibility of signing Dybala, he's a top talent who knocked them out of the Champions League two seasons ago.

Juventus too were open to a deal, but Spurs would have had to make major financial concessions to make it happen on top of a record breaking transfer fee.


Juventus' Argentinian forward Paulo Dybala celebrates after scoring a goal during the Italian Serie A football match Verona vs Juventus on December 30, 2017 at Marcantonio Bentegodi...

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