Tottenham Hotspur are closing in on the signing of Juventus striker Paulo Dybala and are hopeful of completing a deal for the Argentina international, according to BBC Sport.

Speculation has tormented the Spurs fans in recent days over a possible sensational deal for the South American maestro, in what would be an amazing coup.

The latest report suggests Tottenham have agreed terms with Juventus and the player, with the issue of image rights to be negotiated before a deal can be progressed.

While Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has seemingly left it agonisingly late in the transfer window to make his move, if he can pull it off, the supporters will be in rapture.

Tottenham have struggled to compete against English football’s top clubs financially over recent years.

The North London club have not matched big transfer fees and paid their players significantly less than the rest of the Premier League’s elite.

Signing Dybala for a club-record fee would be a massive statement of intent by Tottenham and show the fans that the club has progressed to the next phase under Mauricio Pochettino.

It was amazing to contest a Champions League final in 2018-19 but Spurs rode their luck somewhat to get to Madrid.

Signing players like Dybala is what is needed to have Tottenham consistently challenging for major honours – and to break the club’s silverware drought.

It would also reiterate to Pochettino that he is at the right club, while sending a warning shot out to the rest of the Premier League.

While it all may go belly up before the transfer window closes, and Tottenham fans have been hurt by their hope before, signing Dybala would excite the supporters no end and be an amazing coup.