Realistically rating Dybala’s input at interested Premier League clubs

Talib Haider
By Talib Haider
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Paulo Dybala and Juventus are set to part ways in the summer, as the talks to extend the contract have broken down between the club and the player.

The Argentinian attacker is all set to leave the Italian giants, after spending 7 years at the Turin based club. While the board tried to negotiate with the player and his agent. But it was to no fruition as Dybala seeks for new pastures.

Although, Juventus looked all set to bound their one of the main man to a contract back in December. But according to the reports from Fabrizio Romano and Sky Sports, Juventus wanted to change the proposal that was set earlier in December and discuss it again in March.

 

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Meanwhile, Juventus would certainly miss Dybala’s spoils, I mean, it would be foolish not to! A player who has literally contributed so much to the club’s cause and has scored 113 goals for what it is worth!

While it’s true that, most of his time at Turin was scarred by the injuries, yet, no one can deny his contribution for the Old Lady. His departure will surely be an end of an era for the Juventus faithful. An era that was sweet and sour, while it lasted.

What the future holds, for Paulo Dybala?

Talking about the next phase in his career – well, Dybala’s whole contract situation has caught the attention of a few European clubs. Though there have been a lot of rumours going around the mill, nothing has been solidified just yet!

In recent developments, however, it has been reported that there are many Premier League Clubs who are circling around the player like sharks. Well, it does not surprise me that English clubs including Tottenham will be looking to go all out for a player like Dybala. Mainly, because he can play as a second striker or as an attacking midfielder, given the team’s need.

Aside from the other European clubs like PSG, Inter, and Barcelona being linked to the player. English clubs still hold a strong chance of landing Dybala to their camp.

Let’s see a few of the English Clubs who are being linked with Paulo Dybala, and their chances of landing the player this summer on a free transfer!

Manchester United

Well, it did not come to me as a surprise that United are being linked to a player that they once nearly signed. Yes! Paulo Dybala nearly signed a deal to come to Old Trafford, back in 2019, which would have also seen Paul Pogba moving in the other direction.

We have come a long way since then, but Man United’s eagerness to buy the attacker from Argentina has not toned down. While officials close to the club have not commented anything yet, on the ongoing rumours. It remains to be seen how the club from Manchester makes way for Dybala.

Meanwhile, there are a lot of players who are said to be moving away from Old Trafford, come this summer. Lingard, Rashford, Cavani, Martial (on loan at Sevilla) and one or two more. With these many good players moving away, you surely require a player of the same or probably more calibre to sign, for the Club to challenge the bigger teams.

However, to me it does not look likely that Dybala will be looking to come to Old Trafford, despite the club’s persuasion. I mean for all the history and pride, Manchester United are into their 6th year without a single trophy, and Dybala moving away from Juventus will be looking to set eyes on a few silverwares himself. But, it could surely change as we get closer to the summer window.

Arsenal

Gunners are the new ones on the list of the English clubs rumoured to be linked with Dybala. Mikel Arteta’s side have been doing well in the recent matches, and currently sits comfortably on the 4th place in the League table despite a horrendous start to the campaign.

Most of all, the way the team has coped with the transfer of their captain – Aubameyang (moved to Barca in the winter) – has been quite remarkable. All the credit is down to Mikel Arteta’s in-genius strategies and shuffling of the pack. While there have been a lot of academy players who have shone in the recent run of good form, Arsenal could very well land Dybala this summer on a free transfer.

I mean, it does seem a bit out of the charts to think that Arteta will go for Dybala, but it could happen if they need to strengthen their squad given they qualify for the Champions League football next season. Dybala could add a little bit of spice to the attacking endeavour of the gunners to Arteta’s joy. Yes! His fitness is a concern. But I do not think there are enough players like him, on his day he can carry his team single-handedly on course to victory.

While it does look a bit less likely that gunners will sign the player, but given the current situation I think Arteta will be made to think about this a few times. The main driving force to that thinking would surely be the availability of someone like Dybala’s quality on a free transfer.

Tottenham Hotspur

Spurs are a heavily linked English club to signing the Argentina born player, in the summer. While Conte moved away from Turin a year prior to Dybala’s move from Palermo, Fabio Paratici – Spurs’ current Managing Director- has worked with the player, and seen his growth.

Tottenham have been making big moves in the market since the appointment of Antonio Conte. After their recent spoils in the winter transfer window- buying Bentancur & Kulusevski (on loan) – it did not come as a surprise to see the club being linked to sign Dybala. However, it will also depend upon the success of the club at the end of the season. Currently, the London club sit 5th on the League table, 3 points adrift off their rivals in Arsenal.

Personally, I don’t see Antonio Conte going after the signing of Paulo Dybala. Yes!  It is true that Spurs are heavily linked with the player, but they do need to go all-out for the Argentinian given Kulusevski has been doing well at the same position. But, regardless, if they go for him- they will need to ensure Champions League security first. As, said earlier, Dybala moving away from Turin will be keen on grabbing on some silverware.

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