Juventus forward Paulo Dybala is reportedly open to leaving the club in the summer when his contract expires.
The Argentinean international, 28, has contributed 112 goals and 48 assists in the 281 games he’s played for Juventus ever since joining from Palermo back in 2015. However, it looks like the forward has finished his cycle with the Turin giants as he is keen on taking on a new challenge.
Dybala and Juventus had come to an agreement over a new five-year contract worth €8m per year before Christmas. However, the Serie A club changed the terms of his improved contract at the 11th hour due to an unreliable injury record, which led to a collapse in talks.
Aside from a host of Premier League clubs interested in his signature, Inter Milan have expressed an interest in signing the Argentinean forward from their arch-rivals, thereby, giving the 28-year-old an option to stay in Serie A, the report adds.
Without further ado, let us take a look at three potential destinations for Paulo Dybala.
Arsenal are a club that could do well with reinforcing their forward options in the summer.
Having lost Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on a free transfer to Barcelona in the January transfer window, the Gunners look thin up front. The Gabonese’s exit has led to Mikel Arteta’s side losing potency in and around the box.
In addition, with Alexandre Lacazette and Eddie Nketiah out of contracts at the end of the season and both looking unlikely to renew their deals with the club, Arsenal will need to dip into the transfer market for a new forward. That brings Paulo Dybala into the frame.
Dybala would undoubtedly bolster the Gunners’ attacking unit while giving Mikel Arteta the opportunity to use him anywhere across the front-line due to his versatility. And the prospect of a summer move to the Emirates could be high for the Juventus ace, especially if Arteta’s side qualifies for the Champions League next season.
Manchester United have had a disappointing campaign so far, with the Mancunian giants struggling to perform at the expected level at both ends of the pitch.
Cristiano Ronaldo is in the final stages of his illustrious career and could leave at the end of the season if the Red Devils don’t make it to the top four. Edinson Cavani is into the final few months of his contract, whereas serious question marks remain over the futures of Mason Greenwood and Anthony Martial.
As a result, Manchester United will need to splash the cash for at least one attacking player in the summer, which is where Paulo Dybala would enter the fray.
Dybala’s eye for goal, creative prowess, versatility and rich experience would improve Man United’s attack tenfold. Plus, the Argentinean international’s availability on a free transfer would only add to the appeal for the Red Devils, who will need funds to bolster their squad across several positions following an ongoing underwhelming campaign.
Inter Milan are among the clubs to have expressed an interest in signing Paulo Dybala, and for good reasons.
The Nerazzurri signed Eden Dzeko from AS Roma to replace Romelu Lukaku last summer and the move has worked out well. However, the Bosnian will be turning 36 next month, meaning he cannot be counted as a long-term option. Plus, beyond Dzeko and Lautaro Martinez, Simeone Inzaghi has very few options to count on.
Joaquin Correa has flattered to deceive since his switch from rivals Lazio, while Alexis Sanchez is not a big part of Inzaghi’s plans at Inter and could be moved on at the end of the season. So, it is a no-brainer for the defending Serie A champions to try and sign Dybala from Juventus to provide quality support to Martinez up front.
Paulo Dybala is a serial winner with a proven track record in Serie A. The ex-Palermo man still has plenty left to offer at the highest level and he can prove to be a brilliant acquisition for the Nerazzurri on a free transfer.