Newcastle United have reportedly now held talks to sign Paulo Dybala in the summer.
The Lowdown: Progress
The Argentina international will leave Juventus at the end of this season after failing to agree a new contract in Turin.
It had been reported last week that the St. James’ Park faithful have ‘moved’ for Dybala, with his preference to move abroad from Italy.
However, that had not gone ‘beyond the show of interest’, with other clubs like Arsenal also in the mix for his signature.
The Latest: Talks
As per Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), the North East club is one of a number of teams who Dybala’s representative has now talked to, as they went on an ‘extensive tour’ of both England and Spain to see what teams had to say.
Should Newcastle sign Dybala?
HIs representative is now expected back in Turin ‘in the next few hours’, where they will discuss with Dybala about the information that they gathered.
The Verdict: Sign
Dybala is out of contract in the summer, and so to sign him on a free transfer would represent an absolute bargain.
Currently rated at £36m by Transfermarkt, he has previously been lauded as ‘world-class‘ by former Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson, having won five Serie A titles with Juve and recorded over 200 combined goals and assists for club and country.
Nonetheless, at 28 years of age, the Argentina international is in his prime, and so now is the perfect time for the Tyneside outfit to snap him up. Signing a high level player for no initial transfer fee is a masterclass whichever way you look at it.
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