Report: Tottenham handed Champions League boost after star attacker's official injury update
Tottenham will be facing a Juventus side missing star striker Paulo Dybala when the two clubs meet after he suffered a muscle injury in the club’s clash Cagliari, according to a report.
ESPN FC claim on their website that the 24-year-old Argentinian attacker is set to be ruled out for up to six weeks after Juventus confirmed via an official statement on their website that scans had shown a strain in his right thigh muscle.
As a result, it is claimed that the 12-cap international will be missing for the Italian club’s first leg of their Champions League clash against Tottenham on February 13 in Turin.
The news will come as a major boost to the north London side considering Dybala’s performances this season, which have seen him net 17 goals in 28 appearances across all competitions, although surprisingly none of those have come in Europe despite turning out in all of six the club’s group stage matches.
The report states that more tests will be undertaken on Wednesday to adjudge the severity of the injury, which will likely confirm whether he will be fit enough for the clash.
Dybala has established himself as a future star since joining Juve back in 2015, netting 59 times in 122 appearances, although he is still waiting to score his first international goal after making his debut in the same year he moved to the Juventus Stadium.
In other Tottenham news, the club are lining up a double deal from Barcelona.