Paulo Dybala is reportedly playing hardball with Tottenham Hotspur over his salary, which may see the Spurs’ deal with Juventus collapse at the 11th hour
Although the London giants saw their £64.4m bid for the Argentinean forward accepted by the Bianconeri last night, they are still trying to agree personal terms with the player.
The 25-year-old currently earns £350,000 a week in Turin and is reluctant to lower his demands, which represents a major stumbling box in Spurs’ efforts to lure him to the Premier League before the deadline.
[@Guardian_Sport] Tottenham Hotspur summer target Paulo Dybala has informed Spurs that he wants a minimum salary of £350,000-per-week to join the club before the transfer deadline.#THFC #COYS pic.twitter.com/GfhDH0O4as— Ricky Sacks 🎙 (@RickSpur) August 7, 2019
Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add a top-class forward to his devastating firepower, but Dybala’s hesitation may leave him empty-handed, even though he has fought tooth and nail to convince his fellow countryman to come on board.
Having found himself on the fringes of the Juventus squad ever since the arrival of Cristiano Ronaldo, the former Palermo star has been heavily linked with a move away from the Allianz Stadium this summer.
The reigning Serie A holders have tried to insert Dybala in their bid to sign the Manchester United stalwart Paul Pogba, but negotiations between the sides have never gained momentum.
But, the player’s staggering wages were one of the reasons the Red Devils have decided not to pursue him this summer, and Dybala’s stance over his salary may cause his departure from Turin collapse again.