Manchester United and several other clubs have made contact with Juventus star Paulo Dybala over a move, according to journalist James Olley.
The Lowdown: Dybala out of contract
The 28-year-old has been one of Juve’s standout players in recent years, catching the eye with his creativity and goalscoring brilliance in the final third.
The attacker’s current Juve deal expires at the end of this season, at which point he is expected to look for a fresh challenge.
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The Latest: Man Utd keen on move
“Arsenal, Tottenham, Man Utd & Newcastle have made contact with Paulo Dybala’s representatives over a summer move. Nothing at an advanced stage, just exploring the idea – player assessing his options (also interest from clubs in Italy and Spain).”
The Verdict: Decision lies with Ten Hag
United have made the error of signing too many players on reputation rather than effectiveness during the post-Sir Alex Ferguson era, with the likes of Alexis Sanchez, Edinson Cavani and Raphael Varane big names who arguably arrived past their prime, to name just a few.
In terms of Dybala, the signing should only happen if incoming manager Erik ten Hag feels he is the right man for his system and not just because he is a household name.
He turns 29 later this year, so he isn’t getting any younger, but he is still at an age where he could come in a provide some of the magic has been missing in the attacking third this season IF he is Ten Hag’s choice.
Dybala could be hungry to prove himself in the Premier League, potentially acting as a catalyst for some much-needed future success at Old Trafford, with 14 goals and six assists coming his way this season.
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