When there are rumors of your future at your current club basically hanging in the balance, it is only human nature for one to get upset about it. That’s why it makes sense that all of the reports and the appearance that Juventus don’t want to see Paulo Dybala continue to be the club’s No. 10 has angered La Joya to the point where even he might want to leave no matter how much he loves the club.
Still, it’s not like the club he’s being linked to is all that appealing to him.
And, at least for now, it doesn’t even matter how much they offer him, either.
That is Nico Schira of La Gazzetta dello Sport reporting that, even with a salary that is nearly double of what he current makes at Juventus, Dybala is still not convinced of the proposed deal that would send him to Manchester United and see Romelu Lukaku (and some money) go back the other way to Turin. Sky Sport Italia’s Gianluca Di Marzio reported Friday that there’s still plenty to be done when it comes to Dybala switching clubs — salary, image rights and the like. While Lukaku has already agreed to personal terms with Juventus, it was reported earlier this week, the convincing of Dybala to agree to his half of the move is going to be a little more complicated than United might have thought.
Hey, “will of the player,” right?
Please, let that be true. (Fabio Paratici did learn from Beppe Marotta, right?)
This report comes at the same time of night in Italy on Saturday that both Inter Milan and Napoli have joined the fray in trying to bring Lukaku in before the Premier League transfer window closes this coming Thursday. (Seriously, click the links!) How much weight those two reports have remain to be seen, but it’s not like Juventus are making a lot of headway when it comes to seeing their current striker become more open to moving to Manchester in the next few days.
Until that happens, we will still hear about Dybala talking things over with first-year manager Maurizio Sarri to see what his plans really are for the 25-year-old Argentine. And, with Dybala expected to return to training at Juventus Center on Monday, the more he does with his current teammates make you think that the likelihood of him sticking around in Turin this season becomes even more likely. Maybe if Dybala does actually get a few training sessions with Sarri under his belt it means that is going to stay and (hopefully) be a major contributor this coming season.
Either way, with the early ending to the Premier League transfer window this summer, we’re bound to get an answer as to whether this much-talked about swap deal is really going down in the near future.