The case for Paulo Dybala

If Tottenham realistically wants to challenge for the Premier League then it needs to start by signing Paulo Dybala on a free for next season.

It would be too easy to say with the arrival of Dejan Kulusevski that Tottenham does not need to strengthen its forward ranks, after all Son, Kane and Decki have been combining brilliantly in Tottenham's most recent victories.

And that might be sufficient if Tottenham were happy with staying where they are. However, where the Premier League has changed most in recent years has been the level of depth that the top clubs now carry. It's no longer good enough to carry your star man, and have a backup who can hold his own, while one waits for the number one to return.

You need two options who can compete for time, in most every position.

Signing Dybala solves at least two problems for Tottenham. It gives Spurs a genuine star centre forward for those times that Harry Kane cannot play, as well as giving them a goal-scoring option on the right. One might even say that it allows Kulusevski to play as first choice right wing back when Tottenham are fully fit, solving another missing element.

Coming on a free makes his wage demands palatable, and we have the Paraciti relationship that can land the deal. It would seem only the will of Tottenham would prevent this happening.

It would be a signing that would demonstrate Spurs understand what it takes to compete for titles, and would surely appease Atonio Conte that the club is willing to make a big club investment. Dybala's extreme technical skills makes him such a good fit for the Conte style of play.

Make it happen, Tottenham.

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