Palermo’s young striker Paulo Dybala could well leave the Serie A outfit in “the next 10 days” according to club president Maurizio Zamparini.
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Dybala, 21, is said to be on the radars of Manchester City, Arsenal, Juventus, Inter Milan, AC Milan and Paris Saint-Germain after scoring 13 goals and adding 10 assists in 33 Serie A games this season for the Sicilian side.
The Argentine youngster will not play again for Palermo this season as Zamparini has asked his manager Giuseppe Iachini to not play Dybala in the final games of the season to safeguard Palermo against the creative attacker getting injured.
Reports suggest that both Arsenal and Man City want to sign Dybala and Zamparinin told Italian newspaper Giornale di Sicilia that Palermo are eager to cash in on their prized possession after Dybala turned down a new three-year deal in January.
“At least three teams are really interested in him,” Zamparini said. “The apple is ripe and we are ready to pick it. I think in 10, or a maximum of 15 days we will know his future. We will meet with the player and his agent to complete the deal. Those who understand football realize his potential.”
Comparisons have been made between Dybala and former Palermo forward Javier Pastore who was sold to PSG for $60 million back in 2011. The duo have a similar style of play with Dybala perhaps a little lightweight for the Premier League but he is only 21 and has all the tools to succeed at the top level.
Take a look at the video below to see what Dybala is all about. He would certainly be a good fit for either Man City or Arsenal with his fluid creativity in the final third. If City has a huge overhaul this summer, as expected, then someone like Dybala could be the figurehead of a new, younger team under Manuel Pellegrini. Plus, how can you not enjoy watching a player who wears his socks down low and barely has any shin guards on? Old school.
Anyway, with Palermo eager to cash in, let’s see who snaps Dybala up.