According to Tuttosport, as cited by Daily Mail, Tottenham Hotspur are prepared to make a fresh January move for Paulo Dybala. Juventus were keen on getting rid of the Argentine star in the summer, but a move didn’t materialise. However, the English giants are ready to reignite their interest, though they could face stiff competition from Paris Saint-Germain.
Dybala’s potential move to Spurs, however, could bring forth a lot of changes in the attacking department. And in this article, we will discuss how the Argentine’s addition could affect Tottenham.
Eriksen’s fate sealed?
Tottenham’s renewed interest in Dybala could only mean that Spurs have already made their decision regarding the future of Christian Eriksen. The Dane was linked with a move away from north London earlier this summer but ended up staying at the club.
But, with his contract expiring at the end of the season, it makes sense for Spurs to cash in on the former Ajax prodigy in the upcoming January transfer window. The addition of Dybala, to that end, makes a lot of sense though it’s doubtful whether or not the 25-year-old manages to integrate himself to the fast-paced nature of the Premier League.
More misery for Lo Celso
Giovani Lo Celso moved from Real Betis this summer, on a season-long loan deal. There was a lot of hype, especially following an incredible 2018/19 campaign in the La Liga. But, the Argentine international has had a rough start to his Premier League career.
The presence of Eriksen in the team has minimised his overall game-time, with the midfielder featuring in only 44 minutes of league football so far. The return of Dele Alli to full fitness hasn’t helped either. Additionally, the ex-PSG star suffered an injury in the ongoing international break.
The potential departure of Eriksen in January could be a big boost. But, Dybala’s arrival could once again restrict him from making himself a regular fixture in the Spurs starting lineup this campaign.
A change in formation?
Son Heung-Min has made quite an impact in any given role within the past couple of years. Mauricio Pochettino has mainly utilised him alongside Harry Kane or just in behind the England international. Dybala’s presence in the team, however, could force the Argentine mastermind to deploy Son in a wide-role.
That means it won’t be surprising to see Pochettino embrace a 4-4-2 setup in the future, with Dele Alli and Son operating as wingers. Alternatively, the ex-Southampton manager can also deploy Dybala as a number ten, as a direct replacement for Eriksen. But one thing is for sure – Dybala will provide Pochettino with the tactical versatility, allowing him to try out different formations.
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