Dybala to Tottenham causes Pogba to Juventus, causes Eriksen to Manchester United!
There were several questions on everyone lips this summer regarding the transfer window. Who will go, who will stay?
For Tottenham fans it was, will Daniel Levy finally release the purse strings?
Spurs needed desperately to build on the success of last season. Their shortage of squad depth and a lack of spending was there for all to see.
They struggled at the end of a fantastic season. They were undone by their own success.
According to The Daily Mail Spurs have expressed an interest in a potential 80 million pound deal to bring the Argentine forward to the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium. This would shatter any previous purchase made by the north London club.
Mauricio Pochettino has described last years achievements as a dream. Reaching the Champions League final, top four in the Premier League and of course moving into their magnificent state of the art new stadium.
No trophy again some may say, but all this on the back of considerably less money spent than their nearest rivals.
They started well with the arrival of Olympique Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele for 54 million, and the purchase and loan back of Jack Clarke with Leeds.
But Spurs need strength in depth, not just someone to do a job. (Just ask Manchester United fans what happens when you settle for mediocrity on the bench, as per the last five years.) Dybala would certainly bring that to the team.
Dybala to Spurs, however, is not the most interesting part in this merry go round of transfers. It is in fact the knock-on effect it will have across European football.
If Juventus offload Dybala for 80 million, they now have the funds to pay the 150 million asking price, Manchester United want for Pogba. If Levy releases 80 million, that will take his transfer window spending to well over 100 million.
With a new stadium to pay for, he will no doubt want to recoup some of his spend. If United sell Pogba, they will no doubt be the market for a midfield maestro. Hense the sale of Eriksen and tried and tested Premier safe bet.
Keep in mind if all this goes down, Real Madrid would miss out on what was considered to be two major targets at the start of the window. (Eriksen and Pogba)