Renowned agent Mino Raiola has confirmed that Juventus and Argentina striker Paulo Dybala will leave the Serie A side in the future to join up with one of the bigger clubs in Europe.
The 23-year-old has been a spellbinding influence at Juventus ever since arriving from Palermo in 2015, netting 49 goals in 98 games, winning two Scudettos and reaching the Champions League final last year. Manchester United expressed keen interest in securing the striker’s services ahead of his move to the Old Lady but he elected to remain in Italy instead.
Jose Mourinho, in search of a striker over the summer, expressed keen interest in Dybala following a superb campaign under Massimiliano Allegri, along with a variety of other big clubs, but the Argentine made it clear that, at least for now, he was going nowhere.
“It’s pleasing to know that big clubs are interested in you because it means you are doing well,” he said.
“Then again, you’ve got to see what is actually true, because some is and some isn’t.
“You’d have to ask the club [if I’m definitely staying]. I am happy here and I am training as hard as I can these days for a great season. If an offer were to arrive, it would be up to the club to show it to me and up to them to say if they want to sell me or not. It’s up to them first, and then me.”
He is one of the biggest prospects in Europe. Dani Alves likened his intuitive brilliance in training to that of Lionel Messi and he will, you sense, leave his mark at next year’s World Cup in Russia, paving way for a litany of offers.
And Raiola, who was central to orchestrating moves to Old Trafford for Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku in recent times, has noted that his client will seek to make the next step in his career at a club of United’s magnitude.
“In the end, Dybala will leave Juventus,” he said. “And if he does he should go to a team with a project already formed where he can join. Because he is still too young to be the leader of a new project.
“I would love to see Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester, both City and United, but always in a big project.”