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Paulo Dybala: The New Face of Juventus

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Empoli FC v Juventus FC - Serie A Photo by Gabriele Maltinti/Getty Images

The history of Juventus Football Club is no joke.

Countless titles - won both in Italy and in Europe. Ups and downs of the clubs - everything from a season in Serie B to even finishing a season undefeated. Heck, even the history of managers is a “who’s-who”.

But nothing is as beautiful as the list of players that have dawned the black and white.

No player is bigger than the club, but some names of past greats are hard to just ignore.

Gaetano Scirea to Omar Sivori. Michel Platini to Zinedine Zidane and in most recent memory - Alessandro Del Piero - and presently, Gianluigi Buffon.

When you are such a storied football club such as Juventus, you always wonder ‘who is next?”

Who is next to take over the reigns as face of the club? Currently, Buffon has that tag as he comes closer to the end of his career still being one of the best goalkeepers in the world. But who follows him?

Juventus had attempts making Carlos Tevez be that guy by even giving him the coveted #10 shirt, but after a few seasons, he wanted to go back home to Argentina.

Juventus’ attempt at making Paul Pogba that central figure of the club failed (as we all know the saga during the summer transfer window).

So now, I think its time that Juve make Paulo Dybala main centrepiece.

If you don’t already know, Dybala came over to Juve at the beginning of last season from Palermo for a whopping €32 million transfer fee.

With a big money signing, came big expectations. Paulo Dybala followed up his output of 21 goals in 90 appearances for Palermo with scoring 20 goals on his debut season with Juventus.

Juve knew they had a star when comparisons to Lionel Messi started to arise.

Dybala, a quick, creative and agile player has an equal amount of great technical ability has drawn comparisons to not only Messi, but his fellow countrymen Sergio Aguero, Javier Pastore and the aforementioned Carlos Tevez and Omar Sivori.

After going scoreless in his first 6 games this season (5 domestic and one Champions League game), Dybala has found the mark in back to back games (versus Dinamo Zagreb and Empoli, respectively).

As he starts to round back into midseason form, Juventus will need him if they want to make it deep into the Champions League.

Finally, after losing their beloved captain a few years back, Juventus finally have a player that they can build their team around.

They have a player that they can give the #10 to and take pride in it - something that has been lacking since Alessandro Del Piero.

La Joya is the new face of La Vecchia Signora.