While the first of May is officially here, the transfer rumors have been here for weeks. Or maybe they never went away. This is something we're struggling to figure out. But, in the meantime, the number of names being linked with a potential move to Juventus are becoming bigger and bigger by the week.
One of the constant ones, though, has been that of 21-year-old Palermo striker Paulo Dybala.
And when it comes to the trying to bring Dybala to Turin, well, that's still a work in progress.
The race for Dybala is intensifying. Many clubs are contacting Zamparini so Juve is trying to beat the competition. Today their executive director Marotta had a conversation with Palermo's president for the Argentine striker. The bianconeri have offered €30 million if you count the bonuses. Juventus is looking to close the deal, Dybala is their target.
(Source: Gianluca Di Marzio)
How much of that €30 million is actually big stacks of cash? I dunno nor does anybody publicly at this point. There's bound to be a player or two thrown in the offer to try and lower the actual transfer fee because that's something that seems like a legitimate possibility when it comes to Beppe Marotta's negotiating style. Those bonuses may be players, they may be additional fees tacked onto the original fee. At this point, we don't know much outside of Juventus being interested in Dybala and reportedly sending an offer over in Palermo's direction.
Oh, and the fact that Dybala is having a great season. That's also pretty much a given at this point.
Dybala enters the first weekend of May with 13 goals and 10 assists in 32 Serie A appearances this season — ranking him seventh and first in those respective categories. Of the 46 goals Palermo has scored this season, Dybala has had a hand in exactly half of them. Not too shabby, right?
Paulo Dybala: Is the only player with double figures for both goals (13) and assists (10) in Serie A this season pic.twitter.com/oraxTyLy10
— WhoScored.com (@WhoScored) April 29, 2015
Yeah, that's good. Zamp might Zamp and claim a bunch of wild things in the press because that's what he does. But Dybala is a serious talent, and somebody is going to pay a lot of money for him this summer, causing Zamp to also roll around in a big stack of cash whenever the check clears.