Everything looked incredible for Tottenham Hotspur before the start of last season. Fresh from reaching the Champions League final and being linked with some of the biggest names in Europe truly excited Spurs fans across the globe.
Mauricio Pochettino, arguably one of the best managers in the league this time last year, could have had a phenomenal Tottenham squad to push on, but sadly for him, things fell apart.
Spurs’ key target last summer, if reports then were to be believed, was Juventus’ Paulo Dybala. The Argentine, one of the best attackers in the world, would have been a sensational signing for Tottenham, but Pochettino and co couldn’t get the deal over the line.
The London Evening Standard even claimed last year that Juventus were willing to contribute some money to push Dybala to Tottenham, but issues with image rights and other details ruined the deal.
Juventus, who wanted him out the door so badly last year, sure are glad that he stayed put. But Tottenham fans will still regret missing out on the mercurial Argentine to this day.
Dybala had a stunning season for The Old Lady, scoring 17 goals and providing 14 assists in all competitions. Such a return at Tottenham could have propelled Spurs into the top four but their loss is Juventus’s gain.
However, the Italian champions might have to part ways with him now but sadly for Tottenham fans, it won’t be their club making a big move for him in the coming weeks.
Sport Mediaset claim that Real Madrid, through intermediaries, have tabled a stunning offer to sign Dybala this summer. The Galacticos have reportedly offered Toni Kroos and Isco plus cash taking the overall valuation of the deal to over £90 million.
Not many can argue that the Argentine isn’t worth that amount but this deal will leave Spurs red-faced again. Tottenham could have signed Dybala for £64.5 million last year, (Di Marzio) but them missing out could give Juventus, if they decide to sell him, almost a £30 million boost in the coming days.