Tottenham 'concern' over deal for 113-goal star who will move clubs this summer

Paulo Dybala’s injury record might be a “concern” for Tottenham, according to Sky Sports reporter Michael Bridge.

Less than three years after missing out on signing the 32-cap Argentina international, Spurs are once again being linked with the Juventus ace.

What’s the latest news involving Dybala?

With Dybala’s contract in Turin expiring at the end of the season, his future at Juventus has been uncertain for several months.

However, earlier this week, Sky Sports confirmed that this will be the 28-year-old’s last campaign with the Old Lady after the two parties failed to reach a breakthrough over a new contract, meaning he will leave after seven years.

Dybala has been an outstanding servant for Juve, scoring 113 goals and laying on 48 assists in less than 300 appearances to help the Italian giants win five Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia’s.

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With Dybala being available on a free transfer, he’s not short of interest, with Arsenal, Tottenham and both Manchester clubs all in the running for his signature.

Spurs came close to signing him back in August 2019, with a deal looking on the cards on deadline day, although Dybala’s proposed move to North London collapsed after problems with image rights.

And Bridge reckons that following a series of muscle problems in recent years, Tottenham might now be slightly concerned about signing him this time around.

What did Bridge say about Dybala?

He told GIVEMESPORT: “His injury record would probably concern Tottenham because he’s getting a lot of injuries for Juve, and in the Premier League it would be a bit more robust, so I’m not sure if I’m as keen on signing Dybala as I was three years ago.”

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What is Dybala’s injury record?

Dybala might have been one of the top attacking players in Europe in recent years, but his injury record is far from ideal.

In his first five years at Juventus, he missed just 21 games through injury, playing more than 40 times in each of those seasons.

However, in the last couple of campaigns, Dybala’s injury problems have mounted up at an alarming rate.

Since the beginning of last season, he has missed more than 35 games with a number of different muscle problems, spending time out on eight separate occasions.

Therefore, while Tottenham would be getting Dybala on a free, forking out large wages for a player who might regularly be on the treatment table would not be good business.

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