Manchester City have registered an interest in signing Juventus forward Paulo Dybala in the summer, reports Corriere dello Sport (h/t Sport Witness)
The Argentinean international’s development at Juventus has not gone exactly as planned, with recurrent injuries ruining his progress. Yet, he has managed to rack up close to 300 appearances for the Turin giants, netting 113 goals and supplying 48 assists in all competitions.
Paulo Dybala, 28, is out of contract at the end of the season, and while Juventus have tried their level best to tie him down to a new deal, both the concerned parties have failed to reach an agreement, thereby, opening the door for the player to leave on a Bosman transfer in the summer.
Owing to his ability to score and create goals in equal measure, top-level experience and versatility to play anywhere across the front-line, Manchester City are following the 28-year-old’s situation at Juventus.
Corriere dello Sport (h/t Sport Witness) claims that the Sky Blues are among the clubs ‘thinking carefully’ about making a move for Dybala. The Argentinian forward’s agent is ‘now in England’, evaluating which Premier League club would be interested in signing his client.
Interestingly, the report (h/t Sport Witness) adds defending La Liga champions Atletico Madrid are the ‘favourites’ to win the race for Dybala’s signature, probably due to the presence of his compatriot, Diego Simeone, at the helm of the club. Nonetheless, it is not a done deal and the race is open to signing him.
Manchester City are in the hunt for a goalscorer to replace legendary striker Sergio Aguero, who left the club to join Barcelona last summer before prematurely hanging up his boots due to a heart issue in December. The Cityzens are very much keen on Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland after missing out on Tottenham striker Harry Kane before the season started.
But with Haaland being already courted by European bigwigs, including Real Madrid, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain, Dybala perhaps has emerged as an alternative to the Norwegian goal-machine for Man City.
If the Sky Blues do feel Dybala can make a huge impact in the Premier League and score goals regularly, they must offer Dybala a lucrative package and lure him to the Etihad Stadium before he moves to another club.