Transfer News: Inter Milan CEO confirms interest in Tottenham Hotspur target Paulo Dybala
Inter Milan CEO Beppe Marotta has confirmed that they are interested in signing Paulo Dybala, who is a target for Tottenham Hotspur. He is bound to leave Juventus at the end of this season after failing to reach an agreement over a new deal.
Dybala will be available on a free transfer this summer which has attracted attention from several European clubs. Tottenham have a long-standing interest in the attacker, so this latest revelation would be a blow to their plans. Manchester United are also in the fray, with their incoming manager Erik ten Hag being a fan of the forward’s qualities.
Inter have also been linked with a move for Dybala, and Marotta has now conveyed that they are indeed interested in securing his services. Speaking to Sky Sport Italia (h/t The Sun), the Nerazzurri chief has lauded the Argentine forward for his qualities, and they expect to face competition for his signature.
“Dybala is an excellent footballer. He is available as a free agent, so I think many clubs want him. We have a quality attacking department with five players that have made Inter the best attack in Serie A. We have no problems, but I appreciate Dybala’s qualities.”
Where would Dybala play after this season?
The 28-year-old has enjoyed a solid campaign so far despite obstacles like injuries or Juve themselves struggling under Massimiliano Allegri hampering his season. He has garnered 15 goals and six assists to his name from 37 appearances across all competitions during this period.
The Serie A superstar is undoubtedly one of the best players in world football, and his signing would greatly boost our attack. That being said, questions can be raised about whether we need Dybala in our squad since we already brought in Dejan Kulusevski in January.
Lucas Moura is also in that position, which means that we are well-equipped on the right-wing, raising doubts on where Dybala would fit in should he move to N17. Playing him as a false nine is an option since we do not have a backup for Harry Kane in our ranks. However, expecting the Bianconeri ace to play second fiddle would be a tough ask indeed.
However, if Antonio Conte thinks he can provide a role for Dybala in his team, Fabio Paratici must do his best to back the man in charge. Perhaps, Conte and Paratici’s previous affiliation with the Old Lady could lend us a hand in this transfer race but it may well be too late for that.
We need to be wary of Simone Inzaghi’s side as they are genuine contenders to challenge for titles right now. They recently added another Coppa Italia to their cabinet after beating Allegri’s side 4-2 in the final. They can also offer Champions League football which still eludes us at this moment.
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Inter have been heavily linked with a move for the Argentine in recent weeks with La Gazzetta dello Sport (h/t Daily Mail) claiming a couple of weeks back that Inter are preparing an offer for him. If it is indeed too late for Spurs, it’s best for Spurs to focus elsewhere if they want to help Conte out this summer.