Report: Tottenham make enquiry for 28 y/o with more goals than Bergwijn and Kulusevski

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Tottenham Hotspur are 8th in the Premier League for shots per game (12.5), average less goals per game (1.7) than last season (1.8) and only have two players with more than three league goals this campaign, so they need to bring in a goalscorer over the summer.

Alfredo Pedullà (h/t Sport Witness) says Spurs are trying to resolve the problem by bringing in Paulo Dybala, a player they nearly signed in 2019. The 28-year-old is out of contract at Juventus this summer and will depart Turin when the season comes to a close.

Dybala has spent seven years at Juve, joining the Serie A side from Palermo in 2015 and going on to make 287 appearances in all competitions, scoring 113 goals with 48 assists. The Argentine international has made 33 appearances across the board this season, scoring 13 goals with six assists.

Heung-min Son (17) and Harry Kane (12) have contributed 51% of Tottenham’s goals in the Premier League this campaign, but Dybala has scored more league goals in Serie A (8) than every other player in Antonio Conte’s squad – Spurs’ next highest-scorers Steven Bergwijn (3) and Dejan Kulusevski (3) are miles off.

Tottenham were willing to spend £64m for Dybala three years ago but can land his signature for free this summer. The 28-year-old had been in talks with Juventus over a new deal but failed to reach an agreement. So the Old Lady have been resigned to losing Dybala on a free transfer for a few weeks now.

Pedullà says Dybala would prefer to stay in Italy where he’s spent the last 10 years of his professional career, however, so Spurs might be in competition with Serie A clubs for his signature. The 28-year-old isn’t rushing to make a decision, however, so his future might not be resolved until the campaign comes to a close.